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connect to other users within Widgets

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pillowhead



Joined: 14 Feb 2005
Posts: 21

Posted: Mon Feb 14, 2005 - 11:52 pm    Post subject: connect to other users within Widgets Reply with quote

I was wondering if it will be possible to do P2P connections with widgets.
an example being..maybe simple multiplayer games.
Like maybe Hangman, etc.

I've heard nothing about P2P within Dashboard so far..
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blurry
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Joined: 03 Feb 2005
Posts: 33
Location: UK

Posted: Tue Feb 15, 2005 - 8:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's very possible, but probably not that practical. This sort of thing would most likely be best suited to an application as opposed to a widget.

You could use Cocoa bundles to do networking, etc. Pretty straight-forward.

George.
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pillowhead



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Posted: Tue Feb 15, 2005 - 10:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alright that's what i thought.

Thanks for the reply.
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jyee



Joined: 27 Jan 2005
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Location: Denver, CO USA

Posted: Wed Feb 16, 2005 - 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hrm... i'm pondering the advantages of 'pushing' messages to others rather having others pull from you. For example, if you're listenning to someone else's iTunes shared library and they quit iTunes, you receive absolutely no warning - the music just stops. What if you could push a message that said "hey, i'm rebooting" or something like that.

i guess my example still would be a better app than a widget since dashboard has no notification system like apps that bounce in the dock or make sounds...
but i'll be someone far more creative than myself can think of a good case for pushing widget info.
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