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#11948 - 09/23/10 02:28 AM Woohoo! We're on Apple's Web site!
tacit Offline


Registered: 08/03/09
Loc: Portland, Oregon, USA
The folks at Apple expedited the approval of the FineTunedMac forum reader Widget. Normally, it takes them up to 90 days to approve a widget for the Apple download site, but we're already on the Apple Dashboard widget center at

http://www.apple.com/downloads/dashboard/blogs_forums/finetunedmacforumreaderwidget.html

For some reason, this makes me very happy. smile
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#11952 - 09/23/10 05:54 AM Re: Woohoo! We're on Apple's Web site! [Re: tacit]
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Registered: 08/04/09
Indeed, there it is. laugh Congratulations! cool Btw, did you intend to have the 'Company' link on that widget page lead to the FTM Home page rather than to Obsidian Fields? wink
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#11953 - 09/23/10 08:14 AM Re: Woohoo! We're on Apple's Web site! [Re: alternaut]
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Registered: 08/03/09
Loc: Portland, Oregon, USA
Sadly, Apple's developer program works in a weird way. The name of the company has to be Obsidian Fields because that's the company name I registered with as an Apple developer. I told them to point the company name at Fine Tuned Mac, but I can't actually change the company name itself--I'd have to re-register a new Apple developer account with the FTM name, and you're not allowed to have multiple developer accounts.

So it's a little awkward as it is; I would prefer to have the company name be Fine Tuned Mac. But pointing the company at the FTM Web site does help us, as it boosts our Google page rank.
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#11956 - 09/23/10 08:38 AM Re: Woohoo! We're on Apple's Web site! [Re: tacit]
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Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Iowa
Congrats!
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#11957 - 09/23/10 09:11 AM Re: Woohoo! We're on Apple's Web site! [Re: Virtual1]
Pendragon Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Georgetown, Texas, USA
Just installed.

Works as advertised (of course)!

Many thanks kind sir.
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#11960 - 09/23/10 09:51 AM Re: Woohoo! We're on Apple's Web site! [Re: tacit]
grelber Offline


Registered: 08/05/09
Loc: North of 49th ||
RE For some reason, this makes me very happy.
Moi aussi.

Just a quick query from MacOS9land (which means widgets are meaningless ~ unusable to me):
What is the 'charm' of a widget — ie, what makes a widget (particularly the FTM one) more useful than a URL?

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#11978 - 09/24/10 09:19 AM Re: Woohoo! We're on Apple's Web site! [Re: grelber]
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Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Iowa
widgets are like little apps that are always running in the background. they each take up a small portion of screen space, and ALL of them are brought up with the press of a single key, regardless of what you're doing, and all of them disappear with another short action. (so with one keypress you can bring up 20 widgets) they're very good for quick references and tools like calendar, calculator, weather report etc.

Much less obtrusive than having to switch to another app or several apps while you're in the middle of something.
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