Archive for January, 2010

Have you heard of the Walmart Ice Cream widget?

January 22nd, 2010

Walmart has an Ice Cream Social widget that allows you to plan an entire party geared towards an Ice Cream Social.

You’re probably thinking “Who cares…its cold outside!” and that’s true. However, it won’t always be cold and an ice cream social can be a fun time.

The widget:

This widget offers far more functionality and usefulness than the average widget. You can search for creative, ice cream related recipes…and print them in recipe card sizes or even full page format.

Create an invitation for your guests via evite.com and start this process right in the widget.

You can see a weather forecast based on your zip code. Knowing what the weather is going to be like can make or break a party.

There is even a shopping list feature where you can create and print out your shopping requirements for the party.

The shopping list feature also offers the ability to email or SMS text a list to guests telling them to bring something to share. (Only 160 characters permitted)

Where can I put this widget? Just about anywhere…here’s the list.

Conclusion:
This is really a feature rich widget. I would like to see more brands offer functionality such as this.

Get the Walmart Ice Cream Social widget. from gigya.

AZ Jeans: Stuck on You

January 21st, 2010

Love these fun, interactive widgets where you get to create funny faces.

Check out the AZ Jeans “Stuck On You” widget.

The image above is the default one that you see on the landing page for this widget. The one below is the one I quickly created.

Get the AZ Jeans “Stuck On You” widget.

Apple Jan 27th event spawns widgets

January 20th, 2010

Crazy to put much effort into a widget thats only good for 8 days.

The first widget comes from 9to5mac.com

Tablet countdown widget for your OCD infatuation

See the “latest” link at the bottom right? …does this indicate a link to more? Perhaps news or special announcements…something to give the widget a bit more life than 8 days.

Mac users can download here.

Next:

the TGRblog.com “Apple Event Countdown Widget”

Mac users download the Apple Event Countdown Widget.

Next:

This might be a bit off the path but there is a “town hall” meeting on iTablet and SDK 4.0 scheduled after the Jan. 27th Apple event. This town hall can be found on Eventful.com

Grab the town hall widget from Eventful

With all the rumors and speculation about the iPad, iSlate, iTablet, iPhone XL, iWhatever… its absolutely no surprise that these countdown widgets popped up right away.

One disappointment…none of the colorful Apple invitation styled timers are able to be embedded into a website. Does this mean a majority of Apple users don’t have websites?

Grammys 2010 where are the widgets?

January 19th, 2010

Help Widgetslab:
We need your help. Widgetslab has looked in the usual hiding places for any widgets that pertain to the Grammys 2010 and we’ve pretty much come up empty handed. If you know of any Grammy 2010 widgets, please let us know in the comments. We will give credit via link to any worthwhile suggestions that appear.
Heck, I’ll even drop $20 in your paypal account if the widget find is that good!

The Golden Globes 2010 had widgets. It appears as though the Grammys have forgot about them. They did, however, create a FREE iPhone app titled “Guess The Grammys

Prepare for Music’s Biggest Night® with the all-new GRAMMY Challenge. Are you a seasoned music trivia maestro or a modern legend in the making? Find out now by guessing who the voting members of The Recording Academy will choose as GRAMMY recipients this year and by testing your knowledge across 52 years of GRAMMY trivia!

When are the Grammys?
The magic of the 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards — will be broadcast January 31, 2010, 8 p.m. ET/PT CBS

EOnline!
You can trust that E Online! will have up to the minute coverage of the Grammys! (its what they do.)

Here’s the EOnline! Now Video widget:

Go here to see all EOnline! widgets.

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