The new Adobe Captivate 6 features some great news for Widget and Captivate Developers as some great new stuff has been added in the API. With Adobe Captivate 6, Widgets can now access items from the Captivate library, which opens up endless possibilities.
For example – how about importing your own button into a widget so this is used to trigger the widgets functionality? Or how about added a sound that is played when the widget performs its action? How about importing a range of images into a widget and make a super cool slide show in your project? There are many different possibilites for new and exiting widgets.
Another very relevant question is is if the widgets you purchased here on www.cpguru.com works. When Adobe Captivate 6 was released none of the widgets from my site worked. If you program your widgets using the standard Adobe Template then widgets that works in Adobe Captivate 5.5 should work in Adobe Captivate 6 without any problems. However, most of my Widgets are coded using a different Widget API as I don’t particularly like the standard Adobe API.
Adobe implemented some changes in Adobe Captivate 6 so I need to update all of my widgets. I am currently going through all of my widgets and updating them one by one. The biggest change, which have an effect on my widgets is that in earlier versions of Adobe Captivate all slides were loaded in memory once you started the project. In Adobe Captivate 6 only the slide that the user is currently viewing is loaded. Performance wise this approach is better, but if you have a widget that looks for data on an earlier or later slide that where the widget is located then it doesn’t work anymore ;o(
A couple of my widgets are also pushing the boundaries of the Captivate Widget API (and some of them have gone way past that boundary), which makes it more difficult to update them to work with Adobe Captivate 6.
So far the following widgets has been updated and are now working in Adobe Captivate 6:
I am working on updating these widgets:
Bookmark Widget for Adobe Captivate (Actually this one does use the standard Adobe Widget API but does not work)
All the free widgets.
One important thing to mention – None of my widgets will work if you export to HTML5 from Adobe Captivate 6. They will only work with SWF output (and some of them with .exe and .app).
If you are an existing buyer you will receive an email with a download link to the updated widgets once they are ready.