Netvibes announced that it has partnered with Sohu and Maxthon to expand its Universal Widget platform across Asia.
Netvibes Universal Widget API (UWA) enables developers to quickly build universal widgets in just a few lines of code. Netvibes universal widgets are cross-compatible with the webâ€™s leading widget platforms from Apple, Google, Microsoft and Yahoo. The widgets are automatically distributed across the Netvibes Ecosystemâ€“ the webâ€™s largest network of universal widgets, featuring official partner content from the worldâ€™s leading media companies, such as CBS Interactive, CNET China Group, Die Welt, Le Figaro, New York Times and USA Today.
Sohu is the foremost network of leading web properties and portals in China and represents one of the biggest developer communities in the world. Sohu announced its new Open Widget Platform on January 1, 2008, and held the first Sohu Open Widget Developer Forum two days later. Sohu Open Widget Platform supports Netvibes UWA to empower its developer community to rapidly develop and distribute universal widgets across the web.
Maxthon is used by more than 30% of Internet users in China to browse the Web, and it is growing rapidly in the U.S. and other countries as word of mouth has spread through a network of enthusiastic fans. One reason for its popularity is its integrated widget platform, which has allowed users to develop their own plug-ins, or widgets, to expand Maxthonâ€™s already impressive list of features.
Originally posted on January 14, 2008 @ 11:25 am
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I use it everyday