Archive for April, 2007

Ebay widgets

April 30th, 2007

What a fantastic and easy way to promote your auctions or Ebay fund raisers on your blog! The set-up for this widget is very simple to figure out. There are no technical hurdles for noobies to worry about.

There are three widget styles to choose from.
1. One item (displayed)
2. multi item of your choice.
3. thumbnail search based on your keyword.

This is flash based widgetry. It goes wherever you want…including MySpace.

togo.ebay.com

flurry.com–make your blog RSS mobile

April 30th, 2007
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flurry.com allows you to simply put a small widget on your blog that allows readers to subscribe to your feed via their mobile phone/device.

I’m surprised that I haven’t seen this earlier!

There are two widget options:

Read Widgets Lab on your phone!

…and

Read Widgets Lab in flurry!

This appears to be very simple and straight forward…however, in order to receive these RSS feeds you will need to sign up with flurry and put their application on your phone. Flurry also requires that you purchase a “monthly plan”.
This makes it less likely that you will have readers that make use of this widget.

Ho-Hum!

cool clocks from clocklink.com

April 27th, 2007

I know you are just dying to let your visitors know what time it is. Even if they are on the other side of the globe…they can enjoy your cool taste in embeddable clocks.

ClockLink.com provides many styles to choose from. All styles allow for time zone changes and most allow for different color and size options.

These are flash widgets. You can put them on MySpace if you want. (unless blocked by MySpace) The flash code should be easily editable for a custom size.

Remember to backup your template before you rip into it!

ClockLink.com

This is a custom countdown clock. There are also count up clocks.

Other suppliers of embeddable clocks…


worldclockr.com

New York

WorldTimeServer.com

SMS text widgets Google style

April 22nd, 2007

I kept seeing people write about Call Wave’s SMS widget for sending text messages from your computer to someones phone. I wanted to see how to add it to the blog.

Here is what I found for Google Gadgets.

the Call Wave Google Gadget(link to actual gadget)

Not sure about this one except the link to keakaj.com and here is the link to the actual SMS gadget.

This Gadget says you can send SMS messages worldwide. The widget comes from Upside Wireless.com Here is the link to the actual Worldwide SMS gadget. This does require registration and purchase.

This is SMSalias. Purchase some SMS credit and start messaging! (I guess)

If you decide to use Call Wave (because it says it’s FREE) you almost have to hook it up with the English to Yoda speak converter. What awesome fun this will be. Especially when messaging those with a broken sense of humor.

“For messaging will what awesome fun this be. Yes, hmmm”

Or you could try out the Pirate Translator.

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