Netvibes Promises Cross-Platform Widget Compatibility
Today at the Future of Web Apps conference in London, Netvibes founder Tariq Krim announced that their upcoming “Coriander” release will do just that. Once launched, any widget created for Netvibes, Krim says, will work on the Vista, Google, Mac and Opera platforms as well. Support for Yahoo Widgets and other platforms will follow soon after.
Netvibes writing an adaptor for their widgets looks great. I increasingly wonder if uPortal should ship with a JS widget adaptor for one of the major APIs (though I guess we should right for say Google, and pick up Netvibes widges for free 🙂 Then the portal container can store the preferences, but bootstrap the widget engine to render the content. Leverage all that interesting functionality the big AJAX portals are building