Figure A.4 Digg.com widget added to the dashboard
widgets. In Figure A.4, you can see the Digg widget has been added to
my mobile dashboard. Clicking on it gives me the latest stories appearing
At the time of writing, the library contained over 6400 widgets,
segmented into categories such as: Fun and Games, Blogs and Forums,
Images, Mail and Messaging, and many others. Take some time to get
acquainted with the library and add useful widgets to your dashboard;
they will help you save time and money (in the form of reduced data
traffic) while accessing your favorite websites and allow you to play your
favorite games or check your email. Having learned the basics of how to
use the WidSets service, let's see how we can create widgets for it.
A.2.2 Creating a Widget using the Website
Creating the most common type of widget, a feed reader, is a very simple
task which can be performed directly on the website or on the mobile
dashboard. There's no need to download the WidSets SDK or learn the
WidSets Scripting Language. In fact, all that is needed is the website or
feed address that you wish to display on your dashboard and the service
creates all the code automatically.
Log in to the website and click on Create a new widget/Upload on
the lefthand menu. A wizard is started and two text fields are displayed:
Name, where you must type in the name of the widget, and Feed or
website url, where you must type in the RSS/ATOM feed address (e.g.
feeds.feedburner.com/rawsocketDotOrg ) or the regular website address
(e.g. www.rawsocket.org ). If you give the website address, the wizard
looks for suitable feeds on the website: if one is found then it is used;
otherwise, an error message is displayed.