DashboardDeveloper (http://www.dashboarddev.com) is a new community for developers of “widgets”, mini-applications for Mac OS X v10.4 Tiger. While Tiger won’t be available to the public for quite some time, DashboardDeveloper is giving developers the opportunity to start developing and sharing their creations.

DashboardDeveloper’s revolutionary Showcase (http://www.dashboarddev.com/showcase) section is a custom-built forum for
widget sharing. Developers can upload widgets and screenshots along with a description and detailed version information. Other users can download and leave comments on the widgets.

Developers have already started creating Dashboard widgets and DashboardDeveloper wants to reward them. DashboardDeveloper will give a Mac mini to the developer of our users’ favorite widget. On February 18, users will vote for their favorite widget in terms of aesthetics, functionality, and purpose. For more information, visit http://www.dashboarddev.com/contest.

DashboardDeveloper is a member of MUGnetwork (http://www.mugnetwork.com), a group of Mac-related internet communities including iCompositions.com, MacDesktops.net, TigerTracker.net, and MUGradio.com. MUGnetwork will soon launch DashboardWidgets.com, a portal for end-users in search of widgets.