Why Use Widgets Anyhow?


News and Blog feeds to supporters Widgetbox.com seems to have a fairly active nonprofit following that use their widgets in this way including IFAW and the National Wildlife Federation. Kaboom offers members the opportunity to post progress update widgets for their playground building campaigns which seems to be built on KickApps and shared via Gigya.

Sproutbuilder Update and Alternatives


Offers a free version and looks to remain so Interface to build widgets doesn't require HTML, javascript or programming knowledge Interface is relatively easy to use Ability to have many types of content on several pages or tabs - photos, video, feeds, text areas Ability to customize formatting and style elements, background, text etc. The orientation here is on flash games and mash-ups, but it does seem possible to create content+feed type widgets as well.

See What’s Out There » Blog Archive » YouTube as a Platform

See What's Out There

Specifically, the new APIs allow Web developers to: * Upload videos and video responses to YouTube * Add/Edit user and video metadata (titles, descriptions, ratings, comments, favorites, contacts, etc) * Fetch localized standard feeds (most viewed, top rated, etc.)