Archive for 'widgets'

Drawing graphs in a webpage

As you may know if you follow me on Twitter, a couple of weeks ago I started to investigate ways of producing graphs within a webpage. The driver for this was for a dashboard application to track progress against targets and was one of those “JFDI” projects at work that we all get sprung upon [...]

XBMChumby sourcecode is now public

It’s taken me a while I’ll admit but I’ve just got around to releasing the sourcecode for the XBMChumby widget I wrote which displays the XBMC “Now Playing” queue on the Chumby. I decided early on that my very basic skills as a flash/ActionScript developer weren’t up to developing this to it’s full potential so [...]

My first Chumby widget: XBMChumby

Intro I’ve created a Chumby widget to act as a basic remote display for XBMC. I’ve been using it and reworking it over the last couple of weeks and I think it’s now in a state where I can make it available for others to try. It works by retreiving an RSS feed from the [...]

Chumby: Is it as good as I’d hoped?

I’ve been monitoring the Chumby project since I first saw the device on an episode of Diggnation over a year ago… Kevin had been given one of the alpha prototypes at FooCamp and gave a quick description. I’ve been waiting since then for the device to get a public release – I guess that shows [...]

Google gadgets

So I’ve been messing around with various different widget frameworks on and off over the last few months as preparation for a workshop I’m going to be involved with. I started out with Yahoo Widgets (née Konfabulator) mainly because the examples that I’d seen looked the prettiest. Although perhaps not strictly widgets, I’ve also started [...]