PolarClock Dashboard Widget


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A lot of people had been asking for this as a widget. So i’ve put together this version for the OS X Dashboard. The options are limited to language selection only.

Download:
[zip] PolarClock OSX Widget 356Kb

I had no idea how widgets were built until this morning, and to my pleasant surprise, they are basically Safari (WebKit) running on a transparent background. A good place to start is on the apple site.

The PolarClock widget is basically a blend on HTML, JavaScript and Flash, embedded using SWFObject. The one major issue was that I couldn’t get Flash movies to display in my widget. All you have to do is add an extra flag in the info.plist file named “AllowInternetPlugins” and set it to true.

[xml]
AllowInternetPlugins

[/xml]

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