Thursday, March 22, 2007

Yahoo Widgets 4 is released

Yahoo Widgets 4 was just released today. They added a dock mode with mini-widgets and auto-widget updating. Part of me is frustrated because this is one of the things we have that they didn't until today.

Another part of me is happy because it means we were right to include those features.

And yet another part of me is excited because it means the widget market is heating up and getting more overall exposure with more users for everyone.

And the last part of me is getting really hungry for some lunch. I think I'll go get some food.

Before I go I'll ask, are there any cool features of the AB5k container you'd like to see? Any other widgets you think we are missing?



Pär Dahlberg said...

I would suggest putting widget creating on hold and make the ab5k experience more solid instead. I think the first rule should be "don't be annoying" (borrowed from Peter Molyneux's Fable 2 presentation).

For example having a single dialog with a listview or table to grant and deny several access requests for widgets in one dialog. All the dialogs popping up is very annoying.

Other things like being able to dock the sidebar and not having windows appearing below it, showing widgets on the desktop, showing widgets in the sidebar (or is it there already?) etc.

Well... keep up the good work and I look forward to replacing my Google Sidebar with ab5k one day :)

Peter Ashford said...

I'd like a way of configuring where the container displays - I have my windows task bar on the right side of the desktop, so AB5k draws on top of it! :o)