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Joost Developer Days

November 5th, 2007 No comments

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If anyone is interested in Joost Developer Days, check below for some information from the Joost Community Manager.

Unfortunately, there’s no date scheduled for Los Angeles so we won’t be attending.


We’re delighted to invite you to Joost’s first developer days, a chance for you to meet some of our developers, get some tips for building widgets for the platform and share your own experiences in building them.

These workshops are aimed at developers with at least basic knowledge of html and javascript


  • a (free) lunch
  • short presentations from the widgets team at Joost, including an introduction to building widgets, and an update on widget features in new releases
  • a preview of our first commercial widget
  • the opportunity to work on a widget or two yourself or use the workshops to get hands-on help for widgets you’ve started to develop
  • we’ll finish up with a drink or two and some free stuff to take away

Where and when:

  • initially in three locations: London, Amsterdam and New York
  • London (Covent Garden) – 1pm – 6pm – Friday 16th November
  • Amsterdam (Central location) – 1pm – 6pm – Saturday 1st December
  • New York (Financial District) – 12pm – 5pm – Friday 7th December

We expect places to fill quickly so please RSVP (to ) as soon as possible, and let us know which Developer Day you would like to attend and whether you would like to bring a friend or colleague. We’ll then send you more details on the location and format of the day. You may have to go on a waiting list, but we’ll let you know if that happens.

Even if you can’t make the above dates or venues, please let us know if you’re interested in coming to a similar event next year and which location would be best for you.

Please note that some of the presentations will be filmed and we’ll be uploading them onto a special Developer Channel in Joost later in the year.

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Widgets and API Announcements

August 31st, 2007 No comments

Joost announces their API via their forum. The forum post provides the login info to access their API development site so you can play with the API.

“There have been a lot of changes and improvements to Joost recently. One that you might not have noticed is that with the newest release Joost 0.12.0 a new Widget API is available that makes it possible for third parties to create their own Joost widgets.”

Hi5 introduces their new widget gallery. Currently, the gallery only includes widgets from Slide and RockYou, but it looks like they are looking to expand the offerings. If you are a widget developer, they would like to hear from you via their contact form.

“We’re pleased to announce our new widget gallery. Widgets allow you to add all kinds of interesting content to your profile — slide-shows, games and more.”

Hi5 is also beta testing their API.

“Welcome to the API for We’ve got a full SOAP API, and even a few REST endpoints. Feel free to check it out!”

Widget Summit 2007 Announced

“Widget Summit is a two-day conference on widgets and content syndication. Web pages have gotten smaller, dynamic, and distributed as components within the desktop, personalized homepage, social network, blog sidebars, mobile phones, and even dedicated hardware. Today’s publishers need to reach their audience wherever and whenever they may choose to interact with content. Widgets lead the way towards a distributed web loosely joined.”

[all of the above via Snipperoo Blog]