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GetGlue iPhone Check-in Widget

Objective-C wrapper for GetGlue Check-in widgets

The simplest way to use the GetGlue Check-in widget is to simply add the code directly to your project. Check-in widgets can then be created either in interface boilder, or directly in code. You can see an example of both of these methods in the "Example" project which is provided.

Adding the code to your project

  1. Drag the entire "GetGlueWidget" in the src directory into your project

  2. If you do not want to maintain an external refference to the "GetGlueWidget" directory, you can check "Copy items into destination group's folder (if needed)"

    Copy items dialog

At this point, your project should compile successfuly, and you are ready to create a GetGlue widget in your application.

Creating a widget in code

  1. include the GetGlue header

    #import "GetGlueWidget.h"
  2. Create an instance of a GetGlue widget, setting the X and Y values where you would like your widget to appear (Note, GetGlue widgets are always 64x74, reguardles of what width and height are passed in here):

    GetGlueWidgetView* gg2 = [[[GetGlueWidgetView alloc] initWithFrame:CGRectMake(20, 138, 64, 74)] autorelease];
  3. Set the objectKey of the widget to the GetGlue object key the widget should be associated with:

    gg2.objectKey = @"tv_shows/true_blood";
  4. Add the widget to your view:

    [self.view addSubview:gg2];

Creating a widget via interface builder

Note: even with widgets created in interface builder, code is still needed to set the GetGlue object key with which the widget is associated.

  1. Open the xib file that contains the view where you would like your widget to appear

  2. Search for "GetGlue" in the "Classes" tab of the "Library" winodw

    GetGlue view

  3. Drag an instance of "GetGlueWidgetView" into your view.

  4. With the new GetGlueWidgetView selected, set width to 64 and height to 74 in the "Size" tab of the inspector

    Size inspector

  5. Position the view where you would like your widget to appear

    position widget

  6. You may wish to set the background color of your widget, or make it ransparent, you can do this from the "Attributes" tab of the inspector


  7. Add an "GetGlueWidgetView" outlet to your xib's view controller (dont forget to import GetGlueWidget.h)

    #import "GetGlueWidget.h"
    @interface ExampleViewController : UIViewController {
        GetGlueWidgetView* gg;
    @property (nonatomic, retain) IBOutlet GetGlueWidgetView *gg;
  8. In interface builder select your nib's View Controller, and in the "Connections" tab of the inspector, drag a connection from your outlet to the view you created in step 3

    connect outlet

  9. Set the widget's object key in your viewDidLoad

    - (void)viewDidLoad {
        [super viewDidLoad];
        gg.objectKey = @"tv_shows/weeds";

Advanced Fetaures

The GetGlue check-in widget has several more advanced features, to help integrate the widget into your application, which can be accessed by implimenting the GetGlueWidgetDelegate. The GetGlueWidgetDelegate has several callbacks.

- (void)widget:(GetGlueWidgetView) widget didPerformCheckinForUser: (NSString) username

Called after a user checks-in. username will be the GetGlue username of the user who checked in. The objectKey can be obtained from the widget (widget.objectKey)

- (void)widget:(GetGlueWidgetView*) widget didRecieveNewCheckinCount:(int) newCount

When the widget initially loads, or after a check-in, this method will be called with the number of total check-ins

- (BOOL)widget:(GetGlueWidgetView) widget shouldLaunchURL:(NSURL) url

By default, external URLs (such as object pages on are loaded in safari. If you wish to load these in a webview within your own app, you may return NO in this delegate, and launch url onw your own.

Getting Help

If you have any problems integrating GetGlue widgets into your project, you can post to the GetGlue Development Group, or email us at

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