After a couple days of beating around with the old code from the Konfabulator version of the BC Ferries Webcam widget – I threw out the whole thing in favor of a from scratch Dashcode version. While Dashcode does have some nice templates and features – really going from scratch with your own thought pattern is where I needed to be. The new widget has a cleaner look and feel but also a much cleaner code. See the Software forum for the BC Ferries Widget or direct download link here.
The goals from here are
- to redo the comments for future reference
- save state of preferences – important for iPhone version opening and closing
- Look at allowing for expansion by removing hard-coded references in favor of variable calls
- Consider porting to Google or Windows Gadgets or maybe Adobe Air