That last contest was a blast. I like having my MMF Widgets folder full of useful tools and look forward to seeing more come along.
As a personal request: it would be nice to see someone with good skills adopt my ActiveObject+ and expand on and improve its features. If you contact me about your intent to do so and follow through with something posted, perhaps you will get something special in return I'll post if someone takes on the task.
Now, onto the new idea for a Widgets contest. I wanted to run this by the users before we decide on hosting it.
We have talked about multi-widgets as subapps. I personally would prefer to have any multi-widget types of tools as an easy to use subapp. Of course, we all know that currently, there are some limitations involved in that, but it is certainly more elegant to exploit the subapp for what we can right now.
Are users up to the challenge? You would have to come-up with useful ideas and work out the best ways to allow your end-user to EASILY work with the subapp in their application. That means finding the best way to set/get/transfer any data.
Your S-Widget, (what should we call them?) might just do calculations or manipulate data, or it could be visual and be based on a control or other extension. The idea is, as we know, to pre-program power, save time and effort, and even help users who don't have the inclination or skills to accomplish certain things. I see some potential here, just as was proven with ordinary Widgets.
Let's see if there is interest in this idea and maybe we can formulate a new competition starting in the near future with a decent amount of development time allowed before the deadline.
While we would like to know your ideas about what you might create, this could be a competition, so keep that in mind if you have a really innovative project idea.