Apple Dashcode Beta Released

Apple posted a beta of their upcoming Dashcode development software for widgets earlier this month. A recent Apple Developer Connection News mailing started publicizing it.

Dashcode is a new application for developing Dashboard widgets coming in Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard). Dashcode is everything you need to create great Dashboard widgets.

An early version of Dashcode was shipped with the MacBook back in May. Meanwhile, Apple's developer pages offer more details on the upcoming application.

The final version will be shipping with Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) but the currently released beta appears to run fine under Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger).

Much has been said about Apple's reluctance to allow 3rd party developers from freely releasing iPhone applications. One interesting possibility raised by Jason Snell is whether or not Apple will freely allow developers to deploy Widgets to the iPhone. A Widget essentially is a small web-based application (HTML, CSS, Javascript) and would be less likely to introduce any platform instability -- one of Steve Jobs concerns.

Popular Stories

iPhone 16 Mock Header With Dynamic Island

Skipping the iPhone 15 Pro? Here's What's Rumored for iPhone 16 Pro

Friday September 22, 2023 9:29 am PDT by
Are you skipping the iPhone 15 Pro and waiting another year to upgrade? If so, we already have some iPhone 16 Pro rumors for you. Below, we recap new features rumored for the iPhone 16 Pro models so far:Larger displays: The iPhone 16 Pro and iPhone 16 Pro Max will be equipped with larger 6.3-inch and 6.9-inch displays, respectively, according to Ross Young, CEO of Display Supply Chain...
Apple WWDC23 macOS Sonoma hero

macOS Sonoma Launching This Week With These New Features

Sunday September 24, 2023 12:45 pm PDT by
Apple previously announced that macOS Sonoma will be released this Tuesday, September 26. The free software update includes many new features and changes for the Mac, including the five that we have highlighted below. In addition to these five features, we have shared the full release notes for macOS Sonoma below for a complete overview of everything new. Desktop Widgets macOS Sonoma...
Apple Watch Ultra 2 double tap gesture 230912

watchOS 10.1 to Enable Apple Watch's New 'Double Tap' Gesture

Thursday September 21, 2023 12:52 pm PDT by
The new Double Tap gesture for the Apple Watch Series 9 and the Apple Watch Ultra 2 will be enabled starting with watchOS 10.1, according to Marques Brownlee, host of the popular tech-focused YouTube channel MKBHD. The first beta of watchOS 10.1 will likely be available by next week, and Apple announced that the software update will be released next month. Brownlee shared his impressions...