Archive for the ‘Gadget’ category

If you can’t find what you look for

April 23, 2007

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Despite the large number of widgets in our widget gallery it might happen that you can’t find the widget which does what you have been looking for. There is no need to give up then you have several options:

  1. Check if one of our generic widgets like the RSS widget for news feeds, the Picture Frame widget for images, web cams or weather radars might do the job.
  2. Check the Google Gadget directory if there is a Google Gadget which does what you look for. Adding Google Gadgets to your Widgetop desktop is very easy.
  3. With the help of our Universal widget you can easily turn content from almost any web page into a widget. Just type the URL, scroll to the part of the page you want to watch, adapt the size and lock the widget. It can even auto-refresh it’s content.
  4. Check Apples Dashboard widget catalog if you can find what you want there. If that widget isn’t available on Widgetop ask the widget author to upload his widget to Widgetop or tell us and we will do it.
  5. Last but not least, consider creating your own Dashboard widget. It’s easier than you might think and there are great tools like Apples DashCode: Easy to use and filled with rich and customizable widget templates, so you don’t have to be a programmer. Make sure you register as a developer on Widgetop and upload your great new widget so that otherĀ users can see and use it. If we find it as useful as you there is a good chance that it will be promoted as one of our featured widgets.
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External links to add Google Gadgets

February 15, 2007

Google Gadget
You can now add a link with a unique URL to your web page which launches the users Widgetop Web Desktop with any Google Gadget you want.
Just go to the Google Gadget Catalog, select the widget you want, press the Add to your webpage button, copy the code and replace in the following URL (make sure you escape it properly):

http://www.widgetop.com?addGadget=

Add Google Gadgets even easier

February 15, 2007

Google Gadget Widget
We added a new feature to make the of Google Gadgets to your desktop easier. Open the Add Widgets box and follow the link to Add Google Gadget. Here you can enter the Gadget code you can copy from the Google Gadget catalog. This will add a new Google Gadget Widget to your desktop properly set up with your chosen Google Gadget.

Note: You can download the Google Gadget Widget as a Apple Dashboard widget to run any Google Gadget on your local Dashboard.

Google Gadgets run on Widgetop and Apple Dashboard

November 9, 2006

Google Gadgets can now be converted to run directly on either Widgetop web desktop or Apple Dashboard. Our new universal Google Gadget Widget enables the use of any Google Gadget you like from Googles Gadget catalog.

Google Gadget Widget

Put the Google Gadget Widget on your desktop, paste the Gadget src code into the backside of our widget converter, and flip the widget back over to see your Google Gadget running on your desktop. To get the src code press the “Add to webpage” button then “Get the Source” button to display the src code in the text box below. Copy and paste just whats containing between the speechmarks in src=”” mce_src=”” code. That means you are omitting all the outer wrapper xml script tags and taking just the src code.

For developers that want to deploy Google Gadgets on Widgetop or Dashboard with minimal hassle, you can now use the Google Gadget Developer Template to easily convert and package Google Gadgets into Dashboard widgets. Please see the developerGuide.html which comes with the widget for more details and the Examples.