View Full Version : Bigpond Usage Widget Help

15th May 2007, 03:45 PM
I've been using Luke Lehnstein's Bigpond Usage Meter widget for about a week or so, and noticed it was reporting my plan and usage incorrectly.

I decided to tinker with it and to provide a bit more detail on the widget itself. I wanted to know my percentage usage as well as how much, as a percentage, I could use each day remaining in the month without exceeding my plan and getting shaped.

So I first sent an email to Luke to ask. Unfortunately no reply.

I then tinkered with the code in Dashcode and got it working just the way I wanted it to. I sent the resulting code back to Luke as well - after all it is his widget.

But ...

It runs well in Dashcode, but doesn't work when deployed straight to the Dashboard or deployed as a Widget and then added to the Dashboard later.

Help please ....

Widget can be found (zipped) at:


Any help would be appreciated .... I'm not even a part time programmer so this is all a bit complex for me.

15th May 2007, 04:10 PM
Any chance you could modify it to work with the new billing system?

15th May 2007, 04:14 PM
Any chance you could modify it to work with the new billing system?

With help from those more learned ... I could certainly give it a go.

In fact, yes ... If I can't, then someone who works for me could do the screen scraping stuff for sure.

Once the screen scraping has been defined the rest is quite easy as far as I can see. However I say that without being able to get this one to run in the Dashboard - so why believe me!!??

24th January 2008, 10:31 PM
New version that supports OS X 10.4.3 -> OS X 10.5.x at http://www.macpomme.com