Widget designers have united. DashboardDeveloper has launched as a community for developers or Widgets, the mini applications that will run inside Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger.

The Web site includes a Showcase section for uploading and sharing Widgets. Developers can post screenshots, descriptions and details of their work. Others can add their own comments and download the Widgets.

DashboardDeveloper has announced that it will award a Mac mini to the developer of the "favourite" Widget. Users of the site will vote on February 18. Criteria include aesthetics and functionality.