Widget engine: a bridge between web and desktop applications

(sometimes I hate WordPress… Second time it loses all the post content and I have to write again… A summary will do I hope…)

Widget engines again… Google, Yahoo and other are creating an interest by adding small applications that link users’ desktops to online applications or websites.

The interest as described in previous post could be very strong once a business application of these system is in place.

If that happens how could other actors react? and who are these potential actors?

Given the fact widgets create a new link from users to (potentially) branded content, it is likely the technology will create an interest from others such as Microsoft…

And M! has already in place most of the required technology within M! Live Messenger: an application which supports authentication, multi channels and a notification engine. And this piece of software already runs on a lot of computers of the planet!!

So the only missing bit is the ability for M! engineers to integrate a widget engine based on html+css+js+ajax and to integrate it in Messenger. Given the development resources they have it doesn’t seem out of reach..

So maybe we could see M! playing as well with this technology in a near future, we never know.. Probably all will depend on the success of G! as M! seems more like a follower on the web these days (personal view:-)…

I’d be interested in your comments on the subject…

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One Response to “Widget engine: a bridge between web and desktop applications”

  1. jch Says:

    only one comment: don’t user wordpress for post input..

    there is a neat app called live write (from microsoft…), available here:
    http://dev.live.com/blogs/devlive/archive/2006/08/14/44.aspx

    It works with multiple blog sites, adapt automatically to your site, post the content, provides a better editor than wordpress, etc, etc…

    Bonne Chance.
    Jch

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