Radio Tuna - Free Online Radio
Do you run a site or blog where you want to provide an online radio experience for your readers and users? If so, there’s a widget from Radio Tuna that my be right up your alley.
The Online Radio Widget is a simple widget that allows you to stream online radio stations. You select 3 genres that you want in the player and drop the code on your site. Visitors to your site will be able to select between the 3 genres, flip through the stations and listen to them. Station, track and artist info is provided along with cover art. The widget is driven by radiotuna.com’s database so there’s plenty of stations to select from.
AddThis announced support for sharing of HTML widgets today
Photo Credit: Hofstra
which led us to post about their announcement. Originally, this post was going to be a review of the AddThis HTML widget sharing service
. The news was good for widgets and those interested in widgets; from users to developers to marketers and publishers.
As we began writing about the impact of the announcement and thinking about the widget sharing service, we reflected on the widget space as a whole and some thoughts of late began resurfacing. The various thoughts, questions and ideas prompted us to rethink and change change the post entirely. This is now a generic look at widgets and the possible resurgence of widget conversations in 2011.
This is pure speculation and we are obviously biased towards this view. Indulge us, read the post and let us know what you think.
Within Route is a site and widget that allows you to quickly and easily find businesses along your route. Powered by Yelp and Google Maps, enter your start and end locations along with a search term. The driving route is returned with businesses matching your criteria within approximately 1 mile of your route. Click on a business marker and get driving directions with the business set as a waypoint. With this new service provided by Within Route, you can quickly plan a pit stop on your way to your destination.
Post-it® Notes iGoogle Screenshot
3M, the maker of Post-it® Notes™, recently released a widget (Post-it® Notes™ Shopping Genius) in what looks like a marketing campaign for their Post-it® Notes™ product. The widget turns the classic Post-it® Notes™ into a digital format and transforms the ever useful shopping list into a smart tool. The widget allows you to search for products and add them to a shopping list. As prices and inventory changes, the widget will update the list so you don’t have to. Overall, this seemed like a good marketing tool for their campaign.
We grabbed the iGoogle version of the widget, played around a bit and dug a little deeper. We did not look at the Windows Vista, Windows 7 nor Mac OS X versions. At first glance it looks straight forward.
Unfortunately, the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is continuing and is over the 60 day mark. It saddens us to see that continue and to put up this widget. The idea that we need a widget to keep track of and to stay up-to-date on a environmental disaster of this magnitude is sickening.
The widget by PBS NewsHour provides an estimate of the number of gallons leaked. A slider allows you to adjust the estimate based on the daily rate. The daily rate ranges from the low end as estimated by the Department of Energy to the worst case scenario as estimated by experts in the field.