What are Google Gadgets?
Gadgets are mini applications you can add to a webpage, Google Desktop or your iGoogle startpage. They can for example let you view your email inbox, display latest news, have a look at the weather forecast, watch online tv, play games, play music, get updated stock market information, and much much more…
What is iGoogle?
iGoogle is a customizable homepage launched by Google in May 2005. It has the capability to add feeds and Google Gadgets. To use iGoogle you first need to sign up for a Google Account. When you’re all signed up you can visit google.com/ig (i.e. iGoogle) and start adding gadgets and feeds.
How do I add Gadgets?
Find gadgets you like in gadget directories such as this one, and click the Add to iGoogle link, or – if you want to add the gadget to a webpage – the Add to your webpage link. In case you need to add a gadget to other places, you might need to click the View Source link and copy the Web address of that page.
I want to make my own Gadgets, where do I start?
A good place to start is at Google Gadget API – Developer Guide. When you feel ready to start developing gadgets you can use the Google Gadget Editor. A tip when using the editor is to add it to a separate tab on your iGoogle homepage, and edit the tab settings to include no more than 1 or 2 columns. That way you get a much better preview of the gadgets you’re developing.
How do I submit a Gadget?
Its easy, go to the Submit Gadgets page, paste the address ( URL ) of your gadget in the submission form, choose 1 or 2 categories and click the Submit Gadgets -button.
Choosing categories are required if the gadget itself doesn’t specify them in it’s XML specification. If they are specified, your choice of categories in the submit form will be ignored.
How do I update a Gadget?
Its easy, go to the Submit Gadgets page, paste the address ( URL ) of the gadget in the submission form, choose 1 or 2 categories and click the Update Gadget -button. The gadget XML specification will then get refetched, and it’s listing here on AppFoyer get updated accordingly.
Choosing categories are required if the gadget itself doesn’t specify them in it’s XML specification. If they are specified, your choice of categories in the update form will be ignored.
How do I remove a Gadget?
Its easy, go to the Submit Gadgets page, paste the address ( URL ) of the gadget you wish to remove and click the Remove Gadget -button.
If you’re not the one who initially submitted the gadget, you will not be able to remove it. If, however, you are the author of the gadget you can contact us so that we can verify that you are the gadget author. We will then remove it for you, or – if you’re a member – specify you as the submitter of the gadget, and you will then be able to remove it your self.
Do I need to be signed in before submitting, updating or removing gadgets?
Yes, you need to be signed in. Note that since we use Google Friend Connect you can sign in using an account you’ve probably already created. If you already have a Google, Twitter, Yahoo, AIM, Netlog or OpenID account you can use that.