Apple dashboard widgets for backcountry.com

and

backcountryoutlet.com

deal-a-day sites

written by Andrey Mirtchovski
© 2007-2010
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These widgets aim to provide useful information from web sites without having to fully parse their HTML and reload them every time. Just a mouse-throw away, these widgets should give you all you need while procrastinating and thinking about the next gear purchase, or the next ski trip :)

This is free software. You are free to use these widgets without any charges for as long as you want. If you feel generous, your donation of $5CAD, or any other sum, will help me improve the existing widgets and create new ones.

 

Displays the current product on the Whiskey Militia web site


The widget also incorporates Growl for notifications. Install Growl to get an item notice as soon as it appears.

Latest version: 3.6

3.6: The rare but nasty bug in WhiskeyMilitia’s HTML


(More information in Changelog.txt in the widget directory)

Whiskey militia current product WIDGET

A widget that will display the latest item on the Steep and Cheap web site. The item name, picture and price are displayed, together with a gauge for the number of items available for purchase and the percentage off the MSRP for that item.


Clicking on the description will take you to the site where this can be purchased.


The widget provides the ability to set a “refresh” time in case it is displayed continuously. Normally the refresh happens every time the widget becomes visible.


The widget also incorporates Growl for notifications. Install Growl to get an item notice as soon as it appears.

Latest version: 3.6

STEEP AND CHEAP current product WIDGET

Download: SAC-3.6.zip

What’s new in this version

Description

Description

3.6: Fixed image handling bug in SAC’s HTML


(More information in Changelog.txt in the widget directory)

What’s new in this version

Displays the current product on the Chain Love web site: a site dedicated to selling the best in bicycle gear for the best prices.


The widget also incorporates Growl for notifications. Install Growl to get an item notice as soon as it appears.

Latest version: 2.7

2.7: Fixed another bug in ChainLove’s HTML


(More information in Changelog.txt in the widget directory)

Chain Love current product WIDGET

Download: ChainLove-2.7.zip

Description

What’s new in this version

Displays the current product on the Bonktown web site: a site dedicated to selling the best in road biking gear for the best prices.


The widget also incorporates Growl for notifications. Install Growl to get an item notice as soon as it appears.

Latest version: 2.7

2.7: Fixed another bug in BonkTown’s HTML


(More information in Changelog.txt in the widget directory)

Bonktown current product WIDGET

Download: Bonktown-2.7.zip

Description

What’s new in this version

This widget combines all Backcountry.com “deal-a-time” sites for outdoor equipment and clothing into one convenient location. The sites displayed are:


Bonktown: Road Bike

SteepAndCheap: General backcountry apparel and gear

ChainLove: Mountain Bike gear

WhiskeyMiltia: Surf and Snowboard


The widget also incorporates Growl for notifications. Install Growl to get an item notice as soon as it appears. Growl notifications will take you to the website with the item in question. If you ever find your screen full of growl notifications and you want to get rid of them simply option-click the first X of a notification and they will all disappear.

Latest version: 4.9

4.8: Tramdock is no more. Backcountry.com killed it.


(More information in Changelog.txt in the widget directory)

Walletdrainer: The backcountry.com

Deal Site Widget

Description

What’s new in this version

Usage:

The widget’s default state is to download all information about the current items on the aforementioned sites and display one of them. The lower row of icons will change to the corresponding site’s current item if the mouse is moved over them. Clicking on the icons or on the item title will open a browser window with the item and information about purchasing it.


The back of the widget contains setting checkboxes for choosing which items are displayed and which sites use Growl notifications. The switch for the back side of the widget is located in the lower-right, just outside the corner of the widget.

"Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger is required. If you’re using Safari, click the download link. When the widget download is complete, show Dashboard, click the Plus sign to display the Widget Bar and click the widget’s icon in the Widget Bar to open it. If you’re using a browser other than Safari, click the download link. When the widget download is complete, unarchive it and place it in /Library/Widgets/ in your home folder. show Dashboard, click the Plus sign to display the Widget Bar and click the widget’s icon in the Widget Bar to open it."