2007, Year of the Widget

12 thoughts on “2007, Year of the Widget”

  1. Om,

    I am going to have to agree with you on this. The PC Desktop have been one of the most valuable and fiercely contested spaces of the last 30 years. Fortunes have been won and lost targeting this space. Now that we have Google, Yahoo!, OSX and Vista supporting widgets I think it will be a very hot territory. Personally I have used a weather widget for some time. I think it might be time to make my own widget 🙂

    -D

  2. Dal and Khang.

    Since you are both interested in building widgets, let me personally invite you to try out the API for SpringWidgets.

    It’s freely avalable for download at Springwidgets.com

    They not only work on the desktop like Konfabulator and Apple widgets, but also on a MySpace profile or blog.

    Happy Widgeting!

    -Don

  3. let me personally invite you to self-promote somewhere else.

    i still believe the day of the widget is a long way off due to the lack of technical infrastructure/standards/etc.

  4. As long that the install is easy and the said widget does something “actually useful” then I think we will see more adoption.

    P.S. Sorry about the pom-poms following me, I actually found this article interesting and wanted to share my thoughts.

    -D

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