TodayScreen was created as a way to bring extensible widgets akin to Windows 7 live tiles to the iPhone.
The iPhone lacks "glance-able" information that allows users on the move to quickly pull out their phone and check things that are important to them. A user who wants to check new messages/emails will have to click on the messaging and email apps; to check news, will have to launch the news app; to check weather, will have to see the weather app; etc. TodayScreen attempts to solve the problem of having to launch different apps to check different things. The app allows user to add most common widgets on a screen so that user can quickly be informed of the latest information.
TodayScreen is licensed under the MIT license. Feel free to do anything you would like with the code in open-source, commercial projects or what have you. If you do end up using the code, we would appreciate a line at shravan [at] cs [dot] stanford [dot] edu
Copyright (c) 2011 Shravan Reddy, Lo Min Ming
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