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Functional Preview: Stickam Contacts Widget

We are announcing the functional preview for the Stickam Contacts widget. This is a preview so its features are limited. Please read and understand this entire post before trying and using the preview. Use at your own risk, security and stability were not a priority or focus for this release. The preview is subject to bugs and changes. However, we will try to make announcements with as much lead time as possible and limit changes during the initial preview period.

The intent is to preview the current design and obtain feedback from users. Future features and development will be determined partly from the response we receive.

Features:

  • hosted standalone widget – can be used anywhere a web page can be included
  • simple registration
    • attempt login
    • if already registered then validate login
    • if not registered then create registration
  • add contact – Stickam “Profile Names”
  • enter “Alias” for display (optional)
  • status icons (live, chat room, online, offline)
  • delete contact
  • opens Stickam Player, Chat Room or Profile as appropriate
  • auto updates every 5 seconds – no need to refresh page
  • logout

Limitations and Disclaimers:

  • preview status – subject to bugs and changes
  • completely cookies based – for ease of prototyping
    • data is only accessible from the computer that registered and created the list
    • cookies are set to expire after 30 days
    • expire date is reset at last refresh of contacts list
    • if you delete your cookies, all data will be lost
  • basic encryption and security – do not rely on this
  • system is not optimized
  • there may be race conditions

Basic Usage Example – Pageflakes:

  • go to Pageflakes
  • click on “Add Flake” (top left)
  • select “Web Page” from list
  • enter
    http://stickiwidgets.com/widgets/stickam_contacts/
  • click “Go” (this should load the login page)
  • uncheck “Show toolbar”
  • check “Store as Home Page for Flake”
  • click “Save”
  • click “Add flake to page”
  • configure as normal
  • enjoy…

Basic Usage Example – Bubbles:

  • open Bubbles Settings
  • enter
    http://stickiwidgets.com/widgets/stickam_contacts/
  • click “Add”
  • configure as normal
  • enjoy…
  • Note 1: new windows do not pop up with the Bubbles Gecko Rendering Engine, but the contact list still functions and updates as normal
  • Note 2: this makes Stickam function more like an Instant Messenger video chat client

Other Usage:

  • blogs
  • websites
  • start pages
  • basically anywhere you can add a web page for viewing or iframe is allowed
  • or… open a browser and go to
    http://stickiwidgets.com/widgets/stickam_contacts/
  1. Marcus
    August 17th, 2006 at 04:22 | #1

    Really good I am using it on my personal startpage ( pageflakes ) :)

  1. August 25th, 2006 at 19:39 | #1
  2. August 30th, 2006 at 12:08 | #2