UWA: the renewal of the “write it once, run it everywhere” paradigm!
With UWA, your Netvibes widget is able to work on most other widget platforms and blog systems: Netvibes, iGoogle, Windows Vista, Live.com, Apple Dashboard, Opera, web-pages…
- Code once and run your widget on most platforms.
- Get access to the Netvibes UI environment, a cool UI that gives a fresh and shiny look to your widget.
- Build your widgets around open services, or give your users access to your open API through your very own widget.
- Coming soon: leverage our translation community to see your widget ported and localized.
Join the revolution with Netvibes now!
The Universal Widget API (UWA for short) is the name of the 1.0 release of the Netvibes API. With it come major changes and possibilities.
While previous versions of the API only let you build modules for Netvibes, UWA makes it possible for you to see your widget be used not only on Netvibes or on personnal websites, but also on many other platforms, both online or on the desktop. For instance, it is already possible to install a UWA widget on iGoogle, in Windowd Vista, on Live.com, in Apple Dashboard, on the Opera browser, and many more to come…
The reliance on open content pushes for the availability of more and more web services, leading to a “Wall of APIs”. Netvibes UWA promotes the use of legal or personnal web APIs, thus leading to a blossoming of web services, all available to UWA widgets users and developers.
(re)mix the web in a brand new way!