The Twilight Saga: New Moon widget allows readers to log in and register as Team Edward or Jacob and then see where other fans are in their area and how the nation is split between the two teams. It also has lots of downloads and a countdown so the fans know how long they have left to wait!
Emoticony is a robot for Google Wave which replaces text representations of emoticons with the relevant image. There are currently over 50 different emoticons available, with this number continuing to grow. Look out for themed emoticons focused around specific events (Halloween, Christmas etc.) More details can be found at: http://emoticony.leestone.co.uk
Craigslist Searchy is a Google Wave robot that monitors results of a given search on Craigslist. It simply takes the URL of the results page of a search on Craigslist, and adds each result item (with its title, date, text, and pictures) to the wave, in a separate blip. The bot includes code to update the Wave when new results are found, but it is not yet functioning due to API issues.
A simple like/dislike gadget that can be added to a blip for intuitive user rating. It tells you how many people have liked, how many have disliked, and what you selected. You can also change your selection.
I had a great time at this Blog. Enough for me to have written 900 posts for it (875 published) as Widgets Lab Lead Blogger and at one point in time i can say i saw it grow 10 times the size in reach from when i started in it.
But today i say thanks for everything to Derek Anderson, Thanks for everything to all Widgets Lab readers for having me and writing to me via comments and e-mail.
I don’t want to promote myself here, so if you want to find me just look for me at Twitter (@AvatarX)
blipBomb lets you add video comments to almost any page.
By “any page” they mean that you can record a comment using your webcam and blipbomb, then paste the resulting code into the comments section of your favorite social site.
Facebook and MySpace are supported as well as a bunch of others. I assume with the proper permissions, you can post video comments to blogs as well.
Here is a screen capture of what a blipbomb video comment looks like. (I’ll also post a random working comment from the blipbomb site…but I assume that users can delete these, so…)