So, it got us thinking about a site we ran across awhile ago. The site Trailer Addict had a large library of good/high quality trailers and a free API to boot. With a little bit of work we threw together a quick movie trailers widget.
TrailerAddict was created for those who understand what it means to be a fan of movie trailers. Getting to the theater early on purpose, we are bound by the knowledge that trailers are (at times) better than the films they represent. TrailerAddict has been built not for those who like a good trailer now and then, but those who understand that the need to watch trailers is a state of mind.
Here are some video trivia game widgets from PopJax.com. The widgets are pretty straight forward and interesting enough to pass the time. They are leveraging YouTube videos and YouTube services for their widgets. This is a smart move as that will significantly lower their overhead.
The widgets have login and registration within the widgets, this is a nice touch. No need to force people back to home base if it’s not needed. Though, there is a Community/Social Network going on.
While it’s nice to have different widgets to accommodate different users and websites, we would have liked to see a single widget that could deliver the content of all 7 widgets combined. User interface is always a difficult thing to deal with due to the limited size of widgets. However, in this case the NBC Olympic widgets are a decent size and there are already several rows of controls. A left/right scrolling menu system could have easily added the functionality to provide more content.