View Full Version : Widget Machine

10th July 2005, 04:19 PM
Well this topic would fit in to 2 forums and you'll see why :)

This website called 'Widget Machine' utilises some of the best UI of a website I've ever seen!

This is the most beautiful & functional website I've ever seen!

Using a really cool interface it sells widgets (some free), and has some very cool widgets, like the FTP one.

I think this website only works in Safari and Firefox thou.

Check it out at http://widgetmachine.com/

10th July 2005, 04:37 PM
the site has little respect among the widget developer community.
Most of us dont believe widgets should be sold (unless they are custom made).
The site design is also a major rip of delicious library

10th July 2005, 04:41 PM
I totally agree widgets should be totally free, I can't see why there charging for them.

I think Apple shouldn't even let people charge for them, you spend $200 dollars on Tiger, and if people wan't to develop widgets they should do it for fun not to make money

But I still like the design :)

10th July 2005, 10:52 PM
I like the design... As iSlayer said, slightly unoriginal though.

As for paying for widgets... I think it's ok, but only if the widgets are huge and have taken a big amount of dev time. I'm not sure any on that site qualify.

10th July 2005, 11:26 PM
Tried their free iTunes remote control and found it a lot more responsive than the default (though i don't like the GUI)