01.04.06

Konfabulator Version? A Poll

Posted in Uncategorized at 4:54 pm by Kamal

I have received a request to make a Konfabulator (i.e., Yahoo! Widgets) version of Radar In Motion. Since I use Dashboard, I have no real use for such a thing. However, if there is enough interest, I will consider making a version that works with Yahoo! Widgets. There is a poll on the right-hand side to get your opinions on the issue. If you could take a second and place a vote, that would be very helpful!

UPDATE: Work has begun on a Konfabulator version of the widget. Konfabulator is missing some of the javascript commands that Dashboard has, so it will take a bit of time to convert the scripts for retrieving maps. However, I’m so far finding the preference system of Konfabulator a little easier to deal with than the one in Dashboard. I suppose there are always tradeoffs! Since I have decided to go ahead and try the Konfabulator version, I am going to remove the poll. Thank you to everyone for your input!

8 Comments

  1. Frungi said,

    January 5, 2006 at 2:07 pm

    You missed the “Yes, I use _both_ Dashboard and Konfabulator” option in the poll. (I don’t, but I’m sure they’re out there.)

  2. Kamal said,

    January 5, 2006 at 3:58 pm

    Well, it is true that some people use both, I imagine. But I figure they would prefer one or the other, at least with regard to this widget. The categories I’m most interested in are the people who can’t use the widget because they don’t have Dashboard. For anyone using Tiger, while they may prefer Konfabulator, they still use the widget.

  3. STEPHEN RAY SNELL said,

    January 5, 2006 at 4:49 pm

    KAMAL,

    I REALLY DO THINK THAT YOU SHOULD STICK WITH THE WIDGET ONE INSTEAD
    BECAUSE I CAN’T MAKE (KONFABULATOR) TO WORK ON MINE. NOW, I’M SURE THAT SOME WILL WORK ON OTHER PEOPLE’S COMPUTERS, BUT I’VE PERSONALLY FOUND THAT PROGRAM TO BE MORE COMPLEX FOR ME TO BE USING IT. SORRY KAMAL.

    YOUR BUDDY: (STEPHEN RAY SNELL!!!)

  4. Kamal said,

    January 5, 2006 at 4:51 pm

    The Dashboard one would always remain the primary version. The Konfabulator one would be a port. I guarantee it will not be the case that the Dashboard version will ever be abandoned, even if I create a Konfabulator version.

  5. Phillip Miller said,

    January 7, 2006 at 9:40 pm

    I think RIM is a very good Widget.

    My daughter does not have Tiger. I think she would use KONFABULATOR.

    On the other hand spending your resources on RIM for the Mac is my first choice.

    Is there a way to include “Degree Days” in RIM?

    Thanks for your efforts.

    Phil

  6. Craig said,

    January 8, 2006 at 3:29 pm

    Stick with the Widget.

  7. Brandon said,

    January 11, 2006 at 8:49 am

    I happen to be one of those people who use both dashboard and konfabulator. I actually prefer konfabulator since I can show the widgets on my my desktop. Regardless it would be very useful to have this widget in K. Please keep in mind that your poll is totally skewed since almost no one without dashboard even really knows what this widget does and and useful it is.

  8. Todd said,

    January 12, 2006 at 7:20 pm

    Please make this widget for Konfabulator. It is amazing looking and works very well….I don’t own a mac so therefore this would be the only way I would be able to use it if there is one made for Konfabulator. Thanks!!