Our Widget’s Featured on Apple’s Dashboard Site

Our Widget Featured on Apple Dashboard WidgetsWe recently worked with the good people at Biro Creative to create an Apple desktop widget (and a Windows Vista gadget) for DeSmogBlog:

Our widget displays current DeSmogBlog news. Plus, it’s got a counter that shows the planet’s estimated accumulated carbon footprint since January 1, 2007.

To be honest, I didn’t think it’d be all that successful. The news is cool, but as for the counter, who wants a depressing reminder of planetary degradation on their desktop?

That shows how sound my instincts are. Yesterday I submitted it to Apple’s widget site, and today it’s the featured widget on the home page (screenshot for posterity). Sweet.

Of course, I’ll never be able to replicate that feat. Who knows why our widget got chosen? Maybe there’s a sandal-wearing environmentalist running Apple’s widget library? The odds favour it.

Speaking of environmentalism, check out this skewering of the US Senate’s absurd new ethanol legislation.


  1. Maybe there are more people out there that need to be reminded daily that we are killing our home.

    Congrats, on the widget!

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