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Widget Machine Launches as Web Store For Dashboard Widgets

Virtual Vending Machine for OS X Tiger Widgets (June 15, 2005)

The Widget Machine <> was launched today as the Macintosh community's first web store dedicated to Dashboard widgets - mini applications featured in Apple's Mac OS X Tiger.

According to founder Phillip Ryu, "a lot of hard work was put into creating a website that was as visually exciting and as easy to use as our widgets". The resulting Widget Machine is unlike any other web store, featuring an innovative and whimsical design by IconFactory artist David Lanham who based it on the concept of a vending machine. Widgets can be demoed then purchased using the popular online transaction service, PayPal, and serial numbers are delivered instantly.

As of launch, the Widget Machine features two shareware widgets. VoiceNotes allows users to record, store, and playback voice notes, and is offered at an introductory price of $5.95. Statosphere can display vital system information including CPU and RAM usage on three easy to read dials, and costs $4.95.

In addition, there are five free widgets available: Hot Off the Press, which displays the latest headlines from the New York Times and allows quick access to its most popular sections, an alternative iTunes remote with a sleek and futuristic look, FlipClock, which displays the time in an easy to read format and offers alarm clock functions as well as 8 different skins, and a special edition of iClip lite developed in conjunction with Inventive, with extra features, exclusively available at the Widget Machine. In addition, for those who would like to keep up with the latest from their Dashboard, miniMachine shows the latest widgets in a compact form.

About The Widget Machine
The Widget Machine plans to release new and updated widgets, both shareware and freeware, every Wednesday. In addition, the store provides publishing, programming, and design services for interested companies and widget developers.

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