Archive for September, 2009

Widgets on the iPhone lock screen?

September 28th, 2009

iPhone Dev Team members wizdaz and MediaPhone have recently announced a brand new application for the iPhone and iPod touch, called SmartScreen. According to the post, this app will allow users the ability to have multiple widgets displayed on the lock screen.

Here’s the catch

The application will work on all models of iPhone and iPod touch that run OS 3.x, unfortunately due to the nature of the product it will not be available for purchase in the Apple AppStore but will be sold to customers of jailbroken phones via alternate means

For the full story

Fotopedia Slideshow widget

September 28th, 2009 is a photo hosting service with a downloadable app (Windows & Mac) that allows you to create a customizable slideshow widget that you can embed into your blog or website.


Excerpt from

How to Get Started

1. Sign-up at
2. Download the application, Windows or Mac.
3. Create a gallery. On a mac this process was simple, all I had to do was drag and drop my photos from iPhoto.
4. Use the Actions menu to create a new Widget. You’ll be redirected to where you can customize your options.
5. Copy and paste the HTML snippet provided to your website and your done.

Rumor is that you can hook your flickr account to fotopedia and display your flickr sets in the fotopedia widget as well.

I love integration!

Stock Market Widgets

September 26th, 2009

macroaxisLogo offers one of the largest selection of financial widgets on the internet today. They cover almost every aspect from simple stock symbol lookup to displaying current market numbers to sharing your portfolio with your blog audience.

All widgets appear to be FREE and that is my favorite price to pay.


Managed Symbol Feed

Marcoaxis financial widgets and gadgets are portable, reusable, and highly encapsulated Web components that can be installed within any separate HTML-based document by an end user without requiring additional resources. This may include financial portals, business school or investment related sites, or personal blogs. Our reusable financial widgets and gadgets are used to distribute on-demand financial information including stocks, funds, ETFs and world market quotes, changes, and fundamentals. /blockquote>

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Sector Summary

I counted a total of 25 different Investment widgets to choose from. Visit today to outfit your blog with the market information it deserves!

Build a Vodaphone widget…win money

September 25th, 2009

Vodafone announces 1,000,000 Euro Appstar prize fund. (with a 100,000 Euro top prize.)


Simply build a widget for the Vodaphone 360 platform utilizing the latest Joint Innovation Lab (JIL) SDK that can be found at

Widgets will be judged on user experience, innovation and value to the customer.

Happy building!

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