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Gadgets API
are simple HTML and JavaScript applications that can be embedded in webpages and other apps.

In more practical terms, Gadgets API is what lets you create a fun Google design theme that looks like legos. In a design-crazed world, the revolution doesn’t stop at the internet! My email homepage is now attributed to Jean-Charles de Castelbajac (“aka JCDC or King of Pop is a designer who has inspired the interplay between Fashion, Art and Design for 40 years” as stated on Google’s website).

This ability to easily create Flash content and embed it anywhere else on the web reminds me of Sprout Builder, a little widget featured at last week’s NY Tech Meetup at FIT. Sprout’s still in beta (i.e. FREE, you recessionistas!) so it’s worth playing around with, especially if you have video content to feature. PR folks — it has obvious value as a promotional tool for entertainment (musicians, actors, clips of any kind) but, everyone else, I’m sure you can think of unintended use for this little piece of Flash technology. (I think it’s Flash, anything slick and cartoony I assume is Flash)


Written by @hellopanelo

April 11, 2009 at 11:58 pm

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  1. Some interesting stuff here, I’ll likely be trying out Sprout for the spa website in the near future, as what I slapped up there now is almost as embarrassing as not having a page at all.

    Another interesting site that looks at variations on design of social media apps is here:


    April 12, 2009 at 8:14 am

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