Searching - Krispy Kreme

Description: A widget that finds the nearest Krispy Kreme franchise by ZIP code.
Author: qrcrazy56
Version: 1.8
New in v1.8: New design. Flips over
Uploaded on: August 1st 2005 at 8:40 PM
Rating: (2.77 stars)   [Show Detailed Ratings]
Downloads: 509 (all versions), 436 (this version)
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This widget is way too large for what it does.

If it's only going to accept a zip code and open Safari, what is the purpose of using all of that valuable Dashboard Real Estate?

Furthermore, leave the "By..." message and the link to TastingBeyond off the front of the widget, it belongs on the back.

You ought to just have the Krispy Kreme logo and the zip code box with the text "Zip Code" as the default value for the text box (in a much smaller interface). That's all you need.

Posted by: pm (Administrator) on Jul 30, 05 (8:29 PM) for version 1.1 (previous version)   View Detailed Rating

i agree with the other poster. this widget disregards just about every design guideline possible.


also, consider putting the result into the widget itself.

Posted by: jonlink on Jul 30, 05 (8:39 PM) for version 1.1 (previous version)  

lots o room 4 improvment ,lots o potential, but needs work

Posted by: Radruler on Jul 30, 05 (8:47 PM) for version 1.1 (previous version)  

WAY TOO BIG! Also, what's that little red pixle next to the word 'franchise'? Needs a lot of work, but it's a good idea (I suppose.)

Posted by: EricNau on Jul 30, 05 (8:57 PM) for version 1.1 (previous version)   View Detailed Rating

You should have the background be some type of doughnut. And the results should be shown in the widget.

Posted by: andrethegiant on Jul 30, 05 (9:33 PM) for version 1.1 (previous version)   View Detailed Rating

well u gotta understand im only 12 yrs. old and am using a iBook with 256 RAM. this is the first widget i've made. the next version will be better

Posted by: qrcrazy56 (developer) on Jul 30, 05 (10:38 PM) for version 1.1 (previous version)  

What program are you using to create the photo? It looks like a magnetic lasso job in Photoshop - but if you ever want any help on the design side of things (I'm no coder) I'm always happy to help. Just send me an e-mail to mattf@dashboardwidgets.com or an IM to platypusmatt@mac.com smiley

-m

Posted by: mattf (Administrator) on Aug 01, 05 (1:29 AM) for version 1.5 (previous version)  

MORE SUGAR!!!

<("<smiley lol.

Posted by: BagOfHammers on Aug 01, 05 (4:58 AM) for version 1.5 (previous version)  

it's beginning to look a lot better.
that is very impressive for someone so young. nice work.

Posted by: jonlink on Aug 01, 05 (5:53 AM) for version 1.5 (previous version)  

The only real downside I see is that krispy doughnuts and rank.

Posted by: garyi on Aug 01, 05 (8:35 AM) for version 1.5 (previous version)  

That should read 'are rank'

Posted by: garyi on Aug 01, 05 (8:36 AM) for version 1.5 (previous version)  

how can anyone not like a KK? The image was lassoed but it was the only thing working for the concept.

Posted by: qrcrazy56 (developer) on Aug 01, 05 (4:38 PM) for version 1.5 (previous version)  

the next version will be better. twisted is going to help me with the design and make the widget flip.

Posted by: qrcrazy56 (developer) on Aug 01, 05 (4:40 PM) for version 1.5 (previous version)  

how about adding a field for your weight so you can see how fat you've gotten by going to krispykreme?

Posted by: alternapop on Aug 01, 05 (6:51 PM) for version 1.5 (previous version)  

thats a good idea, lol. please note that twisted helped me with the design and the flip action.

Posted by: qrcrazy56 (developer) on Aug 01, 05 (10:06 PM) for version 1.8 (current version)  

No they are totally horrid. We had a huge KK factory built in a near by supermarket in the UK. You could see the doughnuts being made. I bought one in anticipation and it tasted like chewy chemicals.

You Americans need to sort your eating habits out. A widget directing you to the nearest heart attack is a case in point.

Posted by: garyi on Aug 01, 05 (10:27 PM) for version 1.8 (current version)  

thats for a McDonalds too!

Posted by: qrcrazy56 (developer) on Aug 01, 05 (10:29 PM) for version 1.8 (current version)  

Why would I need this? I'm confused. How many times do I need know what KKs are around? If I know once. I'm done. No need to know anymore. Well, unless I'm stoned and keep forgetting..then its a great widget!
Stoners unite!

Posted by: fishnyc22 on Aug 02, 05 (5:12 AM) for version 1.8 (current version)  

Excellent for cops.

Posted by: Lundmark on Aug 02, 05 (11:53 AM) for version 1.8 (current version)  

well there are people like me who are insane about KK. the site this is linked to is my kk directory.
http://www.geocities.com/ginnyfal99/kks.html

Posted by: qrcrazy56 (developer) on Aug 02, 05 (3:08 PM) for version 1.8 (current version)  

Don't live near a Kremer so I won't rate functionality.

Tough crowd, isn't it? You'd think a DONUT widget would be treated humorously, but I guess not...we take our donuts seriously...<("<smiley

Where I live, "Mister Donuts" got in trouble for putting animal scat in a doughnut or something like that, so there are NO SAFE DONUTS. I have yet to find a Dunkin' Donuts to save me. Maybe a Kremer will pop up in Japan? That'd be welcome.

<(nummers<smiley

Posted by: BagOfHammers on Aug 02, 05 (6:22 PM) for version 1.8 (current version)   View Detailed Rating

Yeah, tough crowd especially for a 12 year old programmer.

Love the comment about cops. LOL.

Posted by: stevejobs on Aug 02, 05 (8:14 PM) for version 1.8 (current version)   View Detailed Rating

Firemen will probably be using this widgets more than cops, they have lots more free time on their hands. For the Krispy Kreme fanatics out there, here's my take on it. Krispy Kreme is what Cinnabon was to the 90's. Some other atrocious, fatty, artery-clogging comfort food will be around to take over shortly. smiley

-m

Posted by: mattf (Administrator) on Aug 02, 05 (9:20 PM) for version 1.8 (current version)  

best. stoned. widget. ever.

Posted by: hilikus on Aug 03, 05 (1:32 AM) for version 1.8 (current version)  

krispy kreme is on the rise, or at least i like to pretend they are.

Posted by: qrcrazy56 (developer) on Aug 03, 05 (4:33 PM) for version 1.8 (current version)  

The mirror image on the back isn't quite right. Flip the image on the back side to make it look more realistic.

Posted by: jtbandes on Aug 03, 05 (5:56 PM) for version 1.8 (current version)  

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