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  • Dashboard for iPad - Another AppStore Reject Finds a Home


    Rich Hong made a pretty sweet Dashboard implementation for the iPad.

    Except Apple rejected him from the AppStore. You know, for "contradicting the iPadís user experience." Well, that's a new excuse, right? So what to do now?

    Ah, right - the iPad is jailbroken. Rich sent us Dashboard this afternoon, and it's live on the ModMyi.com Cydia repo now - iPad only.

    It's pretty close to Dashboard for Mac, although it IS it's own app - so you need to tap an icon to launch it. Ok, no problem. There's even an option to "add more widgets" which opens Apple's widgets section, and Rich has figured a nifty way to install those into Dashboard for iPad when you click the download link. Of course, they don't all work on the iPad, so you're on your own there.

    And it's free.

    This article was originally published in forum thread: Dashboard for iPad - Another AppStore Reject Finds a Home started by Kyle Matthews View original post
    Comments 45 Comments
    1. wannabprogramma's Avatar
      wannabprogramma -
      ZOMG!! Apple is just stupid for rejecting this.. or not putting it on in the first place... I may jailbreak my dad's iPad just for this... and free?!?! That guy is AWESOME!!
    1. Joshuawilde's Avatar
      Joshuawilde -
      That is great. I wish I had an iPad. Yeah! Second post
    1. PAKIS-RULEZ's Avatar
      PAKIS-RULEZ -
      Oh this is nothing now apple will take his idea and make new os just like 4.0 add the old feature we had for background ages ago to the new os they will come up with after 3 years lolzzz and call it their "own idea" and not steel our work make your own thing policy which is bull crap.. Jailbreakers rock screw apple
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Amazing. Installing Now
    1. battlecrushr's Avatar
      battlecrushr -
      Oh how I love jailb reak
    1. gwilliams's Avatar
      gwilliams -
      Jailbroken can have it, IMHO Widget based UI's look dated and cluttered.(and clunky) Doesn't mean others have no need for this or won't like it, just for my taste I am more then happy with the streamlined iPad UI. And boy does it look ugly
    1. lolcats1's Avatar
      lolcats1 -
      Poor dev. He could have made a lot of money off of this
    1. Luppin's Avatar
      Luppin -
      Just install Activator, set Dashboard to open with a double press of the home button when at the home screen (Or any other activation type) and viola, almost feels like a part of the iPhone OS
    1. rel1215's Avatar
      rel1215 -
      poor dev? apple is stupid? i think its great that its on cydia....but come on people.....this is a blatant ripoff of apple's stuff
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Quote Originally Posted by Luppin View Post
      Just install Activator, set Dashboard to open with a double press of the home button when at the home screen (Or any other activation type) and viola, almost feels like a part of the iPhone OS
      Thats what I did
    1. kkj1961's Avatar
      kkj1961 -
      Tried installing weatherbug widget, which didn't work. It left an X (with circle around it) in the middle of the screen that I can't tap to close the widget (widget never appeared, just the X). Tried reinstalling and uninstalling/reinstalling dashboard, but the X remains. Also now I can't rearrange the widgets that I am able to load. Any ideas???

      KJ
    1. zozodouce's Avatar
      zozodouce -
      doe anyone here have a list of all the old suff from cydia that works with the ipad, dont want to install something that could brick my ipad and foce me to restore thanks for you help.
    1. rhekt's Avatar
      rhekt -
      dashboard is a most [*USEless*] application of sorts. if its on mAC or iPHOne or iPAd...really useless! ive never needed this function....[my apologies for being so critical]



      yeah. DASHBOARD SUCKS. waste of a buck and change useless. same useless crap happened on my iphone. how about make an app that just says "give me money because is say so" = dashboard for iphone. [again i a sooo a sawwry i a sooo criticall]

      Quote Originally Posted by kkj1961 View Post
      Tried installing weatherbug widget, which didn't work. It left an X (with circle around it) in the middle of the screen that I can't tap to close the widget (widget never appeared, just the X). Tried reinstalling and uninstalling/reinstalling dashboard, but the X remains. Also now I can't rearrange the widgets that I am able to load. Any ideas???

      KJ
      check above statement
    1. mvhurlburt's Avatar
      mvhurlburt -
      PAKIS-RULEZ... are u serious?!?!? Umm last time I checked dashboard was a feature of os x...they probably have a better implementation up their sleeves for 4.0 and yeah makes sense that this is contradictory to the iPad UI... it's dated and designed for a point and click interface...not to be a douche but where are you getting your information? Apple isn't ripping anything off from anybody, nor is ms or Linux. Widgets have been around for ever, especially since the early days of apple. It's like GM ripping off the wheel from the cave man geesh...get your facts straight!
    1. rhekt's Avatar
      rhekt -
      ^^what the PHUEK are you talking about?!?!^^
    1. cypherpunk's Avatar
      cypherpunk -
      How the HELL can this be "duplicating functionality" when said functionality doesn't exist in the first place?

      Whoever rejected this hasn't got their head screwed on straight.
    1. mardinn's Avatar
      mardinn -
      Now the only thing that we need is Adobe to come to JB Userlands! Give us the Flash and show Apple the FINGER!
    1. Salival's Avatar
      Salival -
      Can we expect dashboard on iphone? And did anyone tried to make flash on iphone?
    1. madpoet's Avatar
      madpoet -
      Weird... mine goes through the install, but nada. And it's not listed under my Cydia packages.
    1. lolcats1's Avatar
      lolcats1 -
      Search "crazy dashboard" if you want it on the iphone

      It sucks tho