Yahoo!/Google Caja Javascript Sandbox

Yahoo!/Google Caja Javascript Sandbox

I recently talked about our experiences developing applications for the Yahoo Open Platform. Caja is a system used by YAP (and resumable others close to OpenSocial/Google) that transforms ordinary HTML and Javascript into a more restricted form. At its heart, Caja enables platform providers like Yahoo! to allow developers to use Javascript in their applications […]

Beware of Twitter Spam: An Overview and Guide

Beware of Twitter Spam: An Overview and Guide

Given the way Twitter works – its fairly open API and the ease of creating Twitter accounts (Twitter doesn’t require you to have a valid email address when creating a new account), it is surprising there isn’t more spam on Twitter than there currently is. We have all starting reading the reports on Twitter spam […]

Yahoo! TV Widgets Video Overview

Yahoo! TV Widgets Video Overview

Wanted to share an old screen capture of the Yahoo! Widget TV to give folks an overall idea of how the new Yahoo! Widgets look and work. You will notice that at the bottom of the screen is a dock that displays widget snippets (dynamic icons). Once clicked, a widget opens up in a sidebar. […]

Understanding the Widget Space

Understanding the Widget Space

Just posted an interesting post that takes a look at the “Widget Space” on our Widgetmatic Blog. The post tries to shed light on what widgets are, how companies should use them what the widget space really is.

Developing on the Yahoo! Open Application Platform

Developing on the Yahoo! Open Application Platform

We recently developed a YAP app (I like the way that sounds) for a client. For those who are not familiar with YAP, Yahoo! describes the Yahoo! Application Platform: The Yahoo! Application Platform allows you to reach our users and improve the Yahoo! user experience by building and deploying new experiences for them into Yahoo! pages, […]

Designing Good APIs

Designing Good APIs

A couple of weeks ago I was speaking with one of our clients about API design.  I has reminded of the conversation when checking out the YELP API this morning as part of working we are doing on a joint venture called SocialGrub. Pretty much every web-based service these days has some sort of API. An API, […]

Widget News and Trends: June 21

Widget News and Trends: June 21

This week’s round up of interesting widget news, trends and analysis: Widgets Still Strong!Wall Street Journal’s “Still A Wonderful World Of Web Widgets For Some Start-Ups” concludes that widgets are still well and alive! Widget Maker Gydget get AcquiredGydget, once known for its attempts to go after the music bands, has been acquired by Adgregate, which […]

Recent Facebook Projects

Recent Facebook Projects

Here are a list of Facebook application projects we have been involved with: Music and Entertainment Ghostbuster’s Virtual GhostHunt (Atari/Intel) Chris Sligh Get Out the Vote (Brash Records) eSongcards (Introspect Records) Fire Emblem Challenge (Nintendo) Retail and Food Dolce VIP Network (Dolce Group) McDonald’s Nuggets Facebook Page App (McDonalds) McDonald’s QPC Wall of Confidence (McDonalds) […]

Changes on Facebook

Changes on Facebook

A couple of things of things that developers and marketers should be aware in regards to changes on Facebook. Vanity URL for Facebook Since June 13, existing Facebook users ahve been able to claim a personalized vanity Uniform Resource Locator (URL) pointing to their regular existing profile page. Millions of users have already registered vanity […]

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