One vaunted feature of Apple’s Mac OS X v10.4 “Tiger” release is “Dashboard,” a new technology that enables developers to create Widgets, a mini-application of sorts that can do anything from display a clock or calculator to retrieve info from the Internet, enhance other applications and more. Apple hopes to spur interest in Dashboard Widget development through its new
Dashboard Widget Contest — the winner gets public recognition and a 40GB iPod.
Apple is accepting submissions from Apple Developer Connection (ADC) members whose memberships include access to pre-release versions of Mac OS X v10.4. Submissions must be made by November 30, 2004. The contest is open to Apple developers in the United States and a number of other countries — please visit the Web site for the official rules.