In my last post, we quickly went over Writing your first Chumby widget. This time, we’ll expand on that by adding a configuration widget.
A configuration widget is another Flash file that sets up parameters for your Chumby widget, so those settings are available when the widget loads into your Chumby. For example, perhapse you have an analog clock widget. You could create a configuration widget that allows someone to choose a color for the face of the clock, or whether or not to display the second hand. The user could choose a color and save their preferences in the Chumby database. Then, when their Chumby loads your clock widget, it would look for and download any settings for that widget.
Here’s what we’ll need:
- Flash or another IDE for building SWFs
- widget parameters example from wiki.chumby.com