Lawrence Coburn of Sexy Widget/RateItAll.com has an interesting summary of Sep Kamvar’s presentation on Google Gadgets/iGoogle at e.day yesterday. Head over to Sexy Widget for the full post.
Here are a couple of bullets and a comment from Lawrence.
- Sep talked about it as a virtuous circle – more gadgets attract more users, and more users attract more gadgets.
- He talked about the evolution as being: 1) hobbyists developing gadgets for their friends; 2) businesses developing gadgets for commercial reasons; 3) an economy rising around the development and consumption of gadgets complete with acquisitions and companies whose sole focus is Google Gadgets (Lab Pixies)
It sounds like Google is working on more ways to put Gadgets in front of people… with all the Facebook buzz, it’s easy to forget about Google Gadgets. Maybe we shouldn’t. – Lawrence Coburn
Lawrence himself was also a presenter at e.day. He has posted the presentation on his blog, Sexy Widget. It’s a great presentation on widget strategies, so go check it out. We are honored to have received a mention in the presentation. Thanks, Lawrence…
Some of you may find this amusing and some may not. Blendtec, the makers of the Total Blender, have been marketing their product by blending various objects and posting the videos online.
Below is the latest video.
For more videos, check out the Blendtec YouTube profile.
Developing for the Apple iPhone
Apple has released Web Development Guidelines for the iPhone. Developing web applications for the iPhone involves Safari 3 and Safari Web Kit engine.
“Developers can create Web 2.0 applications that look and behave just like the applications built into iPhone, and provide seamless integration with iPhone applications and services including making a phone call, sending an email, and displaying a location in Google Maps. Third-party applications created using web standards can extend iPhone’s capabilities without compromising its reliability or security.”
[via The Unofficial Apple Weblog]
iPhone Apps and Widgets Lists
iPhone Application List
From iPhone Application List:
“iPhoneApplicationList.com is a site dedicated to 3rd Party iPhone Applications.The iPhone has not yet been released but already developers have released some amazing apps.”
iPhone Widget List
From iPhone Widget List:
“The List is a reference site to find iPhone widget and app concepts on the web. We expect this list to evolve from prototypes and concepts to working web apps formatted specifically for the iPhone.”
[via Widgets Lab]
Looks like Apple and Jobs did a great job marketing the iPhone. It pays (or saves in this case) to do a little research, most (if not all) retail stores have purchase limits during product launches.
With all the iPhone buzz today, here’s a comic to end your week.