When developers first come to a new platform, they tend to think about building applications as they have done so in the past. Over time, they learn the “platform-isms” and that is when the experience begins to shine.
We have started to see very interesting uses of dashboards, and we wanted to highlight a couple of applications that showcase the usage.
Jot It! is an application for folks who are really into keeping and accessing notes on their device. There is the built-in memos app, and other great solutions such as Evernote, but what is interesting about Jot It! is their use of a dashboard panel.
As you can see from the screenshot above, the dashboard has been skinned to feel like a launch pad for notes.
When you launch the application, the main screen actually disappears leaving solely the dashboard to create a new note, of give into old ones.
The Weather Dashboard app (lite version) does just what you would think. It is a prime example of an “app” that can live its life purely as a dashboard. Tap through to various days of weather info, and the only time a full card is launched is for tweaking settings.
With dashboards being full HTML windows, remember that you can pack a lot into those little areas. How could your application benefit from dashboards?