I am wondering how they got myspace on board with this, it’s certainly a step in the right direction for me and many others to be able to more easily connect to the myspace silo. It’s a great idea, but it’s not free. A desktop widget and a cell phone app that lets you upload photos to myspace and facebook (among others) – and chat. I do not use the myspace IM client, but I do have some friends that do, so perhaps they will test this out. Not sure how many people will try it, but if the payments are cheap enough the cost may just be forgotten. We’ll see.
that have created downloadable, desktop versions of their Web sites using software developed by Adobe Systems Inc.
Adobe is launching the application, called AIR, on Monday. Adobe says AIR will allow any company with a Web site to inhabit a permanent spot on people’s desktops.
It also reduces the wait time for downloading images and data, because the desktop is constantly updated while the computer is online.
Adobe says AIR runs on any operating system.
Look for Ebay to be one the first to show up on your desktop in a widget using Adobe AIR. I think this is a cool idea, I do wonder what the effects will be on my system performance when I get a half dozen direct connect widgets running for various web sites. I would like to see a multiple rss feed style widget like this however. I am not familiar with the capabilities of the AIR widget system from adobe, I wonder if it will be able to run flash web sites and music and such.
Would be very cool to have something like this that could be a widget for mobile devices allowing current flash video and flash sites to play with.
Have upgraded my WordPress platform in order to take advantage of all the new abilities it offers such as tags and widgets. I have to say I am very impressed with the overall look of this new upgrade and as you can see on my blog I now have a lot more sidebar content. I had some issues with the upgrade but went back threw and hand edited most posts so now my blog should be all cleaned up and looking pretty once again. I may go with a different theme in the coming weeks because right now I have a 2 column and I want at least a 3 maybe a 4 column theme to add more sidebar content like my Delicious and Technorati widgets.
“Your invited to join Yahoo Gallery it allows developers to discover and share applications that use Yahoo technology this is just in Beta but you can get your own developers page and anyone familiar with Yahoo services or products should have no problem making all sorts of programs for gadgets and widgets. It also allows you the rate other peoples apps. And if you know of any other developers out there let them know would yea it is totally free”
A BIG thanks to Selena Jackson for the invite
Widgetbox is a directory and syndication platform for web widgets for blogs and other web pages. Thier widgets work with TypePad, WordPress, Blogger, MySpace as well as most other blogs, sidebars or websites. No plug-ins are needed, and they’re free! A great way syndicate your blog to the masses and then ofcourse you can submit your widget to places like Yahoo Widgets and because it is a widget it’s a great way to keep up with any feed on your mobile device and other people can keep up with your feed on thiers.