11 Replies Latest reply: Aug 27, 2013 12:29 PM by harisfromathens
harisfromathens Level 1 Level 1

Can i run two widgets at the same time on the same page?

 

 

Hi

 

I have created and published 4 free ibooks and i would to run two widgets

- a countdown clock

- a review test

 

at the same time on the page. Can i do that?

 

Thanks in advance

Haris


MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.8), Summer 2008
Solved by patixa on Aug 27, 2013 10:10 AM Solved
My apologies for not specifying that HTML widgets can only run full-screen. I mistakenly inferred from your original post that you were trying to use two HTML widgets. Regardless, your countdown clock can only run full-screen. I recommend you file an enhancement request at bugreport.apple.com for iBA to support inline HTML widgets.
Reply by vinnyvg on Aug 26, 2013 2:37 PM Helpful
Have you tried to do this?
Reply by K T on Aug 27, 2013 9:07 AM Helpful
It sounds like you want to make an app (non-trivial) instead of just an interactive book.

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  • vinnyvg Level 4 Level 4

    Have you tried to do this?

  • harisfromathens Level 1 Level 1

    hi

     

    not yet... I try to build a 20minutes countdown clock using the dashcode and to solve also the problem to not open the countdown clock fullscreen...

     

    the review list= i use the one ibooks provide.

     

    So?

  • vinnyvg Level 4 Level 4

    I thought, if you have the widgets already, just insert and test.

    Are you in control of the  dashcode widget dimentions to preset its maximum/minimum size?

    iBA has a function to allow or not full screen on tap.

  • harisfromathens Level 1 Level 1

    iBA yes has a function for  full/min screen, but I can't found our where is this option at the dashcode? Can you help me?

     

    Thanks in advance

    haris

  • vinnyvg Level 4 Level 4

    Sorry, I am not familiar with Dashcode.

     

    My thinking was that iBA would allow size adjustment to your widget.

     

    As you know this group is for iBA, so perhaps  you could pose your question on the Dashcode/Xcode discussion group for better advice.

  • harisfromathens Level 1 Level 1

    OK I'll do it and  I'll copy the answer as may be intersting for the group who use dashcode in order to create widgets for iBA,

     

    Thanks anyway

     

    haris

  • patixa Level 3 Level 3

    Since widgets can only run full-screen, you can't have two separate widgets running at once.

     

    However, it doesn't mean that you can't put a countdown timer in your review widget. Unfortunately, I don't have access to Dashcode so I can't provide steps to help you through it.

  • harisfromathens Level 1 Level 1

    Hi

     

    I checked with my ipad and iBA allows you to run at the same time (same page) one audio or video widget and one review or gallery. of cource these widgets were created using the iBA pre-installed button.

     

    What i have to check if i can have at the same page (and run at the same time) a

    widget created by dashcode (a countdown clock) and a preview widget.

     

    I'll try also to address this question at dashcode group for assistant

     

    Thanks

    haris

  • K T Level 7 Level 7
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    It sounds like you want to make an app (non-trivial) instead of just an interactive book.

  • patixa Level 3 Level 3

    My apologies for not specifying that HTML widgets can only run full-screen. I mistakenly inferred from your original post that you were trying to use two HTML widgets.

     

    Regardless, your countdown clock can only run full-screen. I recommend you file an enhancement request at bugreport.apple.com for iBA to support inline HTML widgets.

  • harisfromathens Level 1 Level 1

    thanks for your answer. Yes indeed HTML widgets run only full screen (snif snif). I consider this as a "distinguishing treatment".

     

    One solution  i read !!!!! was to create through keynote a countdown clock, to export to quicktime move and to imported at iBA predefined widgets. of course this is not the solution i need.

     

    So, in order to have at the same widget and run together a count down clock and a preview test (20 questions)  i must

     

    1)"hack" the preview widget and insert a countdown clock

    2) create a preview test using iAD.....

     

     

    thanks again

    haris