I usually don`t post much on Widget Startups if they are in Private Beta or if i have not checked them on closely. but i have been asked about Tingz twice. and i usually like to respond when asked.
Tingz is a Widget Startup that wants to spread web widgets (of the utilitarian kind at this point) everywhere. they want to take them to your phone, your desktop and even into your Windows Media Center. you could say they are kinda like stream widgets that happen to work everywhere you load them thanks to the Tingz platform that makes sure that happens. is this something new?.
No, taking widgets everywhere from the same code and enable in is part of what High Spread Sharing is about. things like Netvibes UWA Widgets platform does. Integrating Widgets from the web to the desktop and into several platform is something Amnesty Widgets has been toying around for a while and have advanced in. taking them into Media Center?. that is something evolutionary in the very Media Center development path and that companies like Samsung is also interested in for that matter.
So. Tingz is another option, so that mans a new choice. and choice is always a good thing. but what worries me is that they lack the business model, the distribution channels, the analytics and the marketing channels the main Widget Companies like Clearspring, MuseStorm, Gigya and others already got. so, to say they got their work cut out for them would be understatement. but the product has not launched and it is worth to give them the benefit of the doubt. I just think that it is important to maintain a perspective that takes in count what has been done and what is been done in terms of what Tingz aims for in order to evaluate how it could succeed.