If you’re participating in a Nike+iPod running challenge, especially a very active or competitive one, you know how much fun it is to check on your competitors’ progress throughout the day. Unfortunately, logging into and navigating the Nike+ website isn’t especially quick or convenient. But good news is finally here: Nike’s just made it easier to track your Nike+iPod challenges and goals by releasing two desktop widgets for Mac and Windows users.
A widget is a small, lightweight application designed to perform a specific task without the need to open a larger application. They were popularized by an application called Konfabulator for Mac OS X, which has since be purchased by Yahoo and renamed Yahoo Widget Engine. Apple has incorporated widgets directly into version 10.4 (Tiger) of its operating system under the Dashboard interface. The Nike+ Widgets give you a quick glance at your up-to-date stats with out the need to open your web browser.
Nike’s Challenges Widget and Goals Widget are available for download to registered members of Nikeplus.com. After you’ve logged in, look for the link on your welcome page. Windows users (and Mac OS 10.3 users) need to install the Yahoo Widget Engine.
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