Archive for May, 2008

Jaiku Official Widgets and Badges

May 31st, 2008


Jaiku is better than Twitter.  it got comments, it supports Channels via #channelname, it got Geoloc positioning (or manual), indicative gesture icons, IM bot, Search, Feed Importing and had better support in phones when it came out.  and it also got Better Official Widgets and Badges.

I decided to post about Jaiku because there is a renovated interest in a Twitter competitor because of Twitter less than stellar performance and the fact that while Twitter got a ecosystem of third party apps. if the sources fails. everything fails. and the problem with Twitter is that it now fails more beause of the stress brought by API usage than anything else.

Jaiku don`t got any of those problems. their problem is called google and being neglected by it. but somehow the whole jaiku project may burst into life once again because it is said that there is no coincidence that the Android Logo and the Jaiku Logo share the same color and design and that Jaiku will serve as Android social network.

So better to be prepared than sorry right?.

With Jaiku you got two options: JS badges or Flash Widgets.

JS Badges

  • I.-Online/Offline indicator
  • II.-Single Status Message badge (from minimal to detailed)

Jaiku  Presence Badge

They were the first Jaiku Widgets and now Widget Evolution makes them more of a badge now.

Jaiku JS Badges

Flash Widgets

  • I.-A little river of the latest Jaiku updates (Stream)
  • II.-A one at a time SlideShow of the latest Jaiku Updates with Map for GeoLoc Positioning (Map)
  • III.-A one at a time slideshow of the latest Jaiku Updates without Map (Simple)

Jaiku  Badges

The Flash Widgets come with 6 predefined color beyond the default one you see here or you can create your own color combination if you want.

Jaiku Flash Widgets

As part of the common Google Acquisition. Jaiku is now invite only and if you don`t got a Jaiku Account don`t worry. i got 10 Jaiku Invites so if you want one just leave a comment or write to me.

If you are already part of jaiku and have not revisited it i recommend you to do it. you can also Add me at or send me a message at my Jaiku channel in #Avatar.


Want to go to a good Widget Panel?

May 30th, 2008

Lawrence may got what you want:

" SFNewTech has announced the lineup for June 11th’s widget panel and demos that I will be moderating, and it’s a good one.  No, a GREAT one.  Some of the more cutting edge widgets, widget publishing tools, and widget platforms are represented."

He even commits the blasphemy to call it the best ever. he is just that giddy about it. so it must be somewhat good.

Widget Panel

SoundFlavor Video JukeBox Widget

May 30th, 2008


SoundsFlavor is a good example of the great work you can do when you recognize the good use of cataloguing, labeling and tagging and know they are not the same thing.  that way they can find you waht you want without any complicated algorithm and produce great results.

They got a music matching and recommendation service that grabs bits from iLike, Last.FM and pandora while not being a copy of any of them and coming of as something apart.

You can search a song by the content in its lyrics, the decade it is from, the genre and even look for those songs that are free to grab while offering a common search engine for artists and bands.

They also got a widget, and the widget is a hoot. i like it. is simple, it works and it lets you find what you want directly from the widget. the widget can match your requests from the name of a song, to an artist and more and give you a matching playlist of things alike to your query and the song you want is served with a YouTube Video.  all without leaving the widget and it also generates its quick install options from a gigya wildfyre powered high spread sharing panel.

I like it enough to put it here for anyone to try.


WorldNow makes partnership with JS-Kit

May 30th, 2008


JS-Kit , known for their easy to integrate Script Widget Suite for Community Engagement will now get their Widgets into WorldNow CMS platform. WorldNow could be seen as the Blogger or WordPress for Media company websites.

This represent a huge win to JS-Kit mindshare and a boost in validation for their hands off approach.

It also makes sense that a non Bloggging CMS platform like WorldNow liked JS-Kit and jumped to the deal. it is way easier to integrate JS-Kit Script Widgets into a  Platform that spend time, efforts and resources on developing, testing and deploying their own In-House solutions given the nature of the Business they run.

JS-Kit Scores Deal With WorldNow, Adds 19 Million Potential Users  via Techcrunch

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