Decorative - Mood Tracker

Description: Mood Tracker will let you keep track of what mood your in on your dashboard. The widget currently has 7 moods to choose from with many more coming in future versions.
Author: Travis
Version: 1.2
Uploaded on: September 4th 2005 at 12:27 AM
Rating: (1.33 stars)   [Show Detailed Ratings]
Downloads: 1526
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seriously whats the point if you have to pick the mood yourself

Posted by: twisted on Sep 04, 05 (1:39 AM) for version 1.2 (current version)   View Detailed Rating

This would be way cooler if you could set your mood on the back, and then it would somehow see what the most people have set and display that. It would be fun during a Keynote, for example.

Posted by: becky on Sep 04, 05 (2:03 AM) for version 1.2 (current version)  

twisted: yes your right it is pretty pointless, I more less just wanted to see what it was like to create a widget. I am gonna work on making some new ones as soon as I can think of some.

becky: due to lack of programming knowledge that would be impossible for me todosmiley but that does seem like a good idea if I could find away todo it.

Thanks for the comments, more are always welcome.

Posted by: Travis (developer) on Sep 04, 05 (2:13 AM) for version 1.2 (current version)  

Honestly, i could come up with a little script where, if connected, the widget would broadcast it's "mood" to a centralized server, and in turn, see what % of people were in the same mood.

It wouldn't take very much @ all, a unique identifier and an active connection.

I just dunno how many people would actually want this.

Posted by: Liquidrums on Sep 04, 05 (2:17 AM) for version 1.2 (current version)  

Thoughts....

Take your personal mood setting and braodcast it via rendevous with some other type of identifier (your name) so that others can choose from a list of availible brodcasts to monitor. At a glance in dashboard, someone could monitor the mood of everyone in the company.

"%NAME% is %MOOD%"

Posted by: scotton on Sep 04, 05 (2:19 AM) for version 1.2 (current version)  

How about looking in the crash logs to see what the mood of the computer is ? That would be truly useful.

Also a widget that tells you when permissions need to be repaired would not be a bad idea either.

I like these graphics, they spawned some ideas for me; so I hope the author will take it further.

Posted by: cerberus on Sep 04, 05 (2:21 AM) for version 1.2 (current version)  

I like the ideas, however, I know very little about programming your welcome to modify it any way you want and rerelease it. Just throw my name and website in the html file header if you use any of my images. I also have a blank smiley face if anyone needs it etc. I am gonna see if I can think up some way todo the things a few people suggested.

Posted by: Travis (developer) on Sep 04, 05 (2:29 AM) for version 1.2 (current version)  

Or...if anyone wants to modify the code and make a system that will do that and send me the updated version I will credit you and continue making new moods. I have a centralized server I could use for storing stats etc. I have no clue how this would all really work, but if you have a easy way todo it like log the moods to a php script or something, let me know.

Posted by: Travis (developer) on Sep 04, 05 (2:40 AM) for version 1.2 (current version)  

I don't really know if enough people would use it for it to be effective. One thing I think would be cool for people that have websites is to beable to show them what mood your in somehowsmiley

Posted by: Travis (developer) on Sep 04, 05 (3:01 AM) for version 1.2 (current version)  

I love scotton's idea; it'd be great to quickly see how my friends are feeling. Now I just gotta get my friends to switch to Macs... smiley

In all seriousness, there is a site called imood.com that does the distributed-mood thing. It mostly caters to the livejournal crowd, but hell, if someone made a widget interface for it, I might be tempted to use it on my blog.

Posted by: becky on Sep 04, 05 (4:24 AM) for version 1.2 (current version)  

becky that looks like a possibility if I can figure out away todo it.smiley

Posted by: Travis (developer) on Sep 04, 05 (5:47 AM) for version 1.2 (current version)  

I looked into it a little more and I just can't find a logical way todo it because I would have to design all of the moods and there is hundreads listed.

Posted by: Travis (developer) on Sep 04, 05 (5:51 AM) for version 1.2 (current version)  

Gone are the days when you could think "I'm happy!" or "I'm sad..."

Now you need a widget for it!

Posted by: Ludge on Sep 04, 05 (12:54 PM) for version 1.2 (current version)   View Detailed Rating

Once my above ideas are implemented, we can move onto version 2.0 with...

"%NAME% has been in a %MOOD% mood for %NUMBER% day(s)."

Give a little history....

Heck, if someone is in a depressed mood for 12 days, someone needs intervention!

...and if you use rendevous on a local network in the first version and as an option after that, there would be no need to bouce off a centralized server. (reduce your traffic)

Posted by: scotton on Sep 04, 05 (2:41 PM) for version 1.2 (current version)  

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