Moved: Check out KONFABULATOR for OS X!

in macOS edited January 2014
From the man who brough you Kaleidoscope, now comes Konfabulator!

I stumbled on <a href=""; target="_blank">this screenshot</a> at ResExcellence today!!

Here's what the official site says about Konfabulator:

PALO ALTO, California-October 16, 2002-Arlo Rose and engineering partner Perry Clarke today announced what Konfabulator actually does.

Konfabulator is a JavaScript runtime engine for Mac OS X that lets you run little files called Widgets that can do pretty much whatever you want them to. Widgets can be alarm clocks, calculators, can tell you your AirPort signal strength, will fetch the latest stock quotes for your preferred symbols, and even give your current local weather. But these are just some of the default Widgets. "We're hoping that people will not only start developing Widgets to suit their needs, but will redesign the ones we ship to give them a look and feel that fits with their personal desktop environment." said Arlo, "What I'm really looking forward to, however, are people sharing their Widgets with the rest of the Mac OS X community."

What sets Konfabulator apart from other scripting applications is that it takes full advantage of Apple's Quartz rendering. This allows Widgets to blend fluidly into your desktop without the constraints of traditional window borders. "Think of a Widget like an Audion skin that can do whatever you want it to." said Perry.

Arlo and Perry are looking for some talented people who are either well versed in JavaScript, or similar scripting languages, and people with a passion for designing cool Schemes, Themes or Audion faces. They'll have an opportunity to get a sneak peak at Konfabulator, run it through its paces, and be the first on the block to have their own Widgets to distribute. "I see a community forming where you have the gear heads and artists helping each other in a collaborative effort to make some cool stuff happen." said Arlo. "This is going to be a lot of fun and incredibly useful for a lot of people."

Konfabulator is about to enter a two month private test cycle and will be publicly available January 2003. If you're interested in joining the pre-release program, please contact us at [email protected]

Arlo Rose introduced themeable interfaces to the world with his work at Apple on the Appearance Manager and on the popular customization utility Kaleidoscope. Perry Clarke switched from another well-known OS where he worked on consumer software such as the Mplayer online gaming client.

You can join discussions about Konfabulator at <a href=""; target="_blank"></a>; or track development progress at <a href=""; target="_blank"></a>;


This is very exciting!! Any ideas out there for other widgets?? This take the clock and WeatherPop to a whole new dimension!



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