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After the feed is located and parsed, you can choose an icon from the
standard library or upload your own. Click on Next to customize some
UI elements of the widget, such as color, effects, and the icon. Click on
Finish under the Complete the process box. Figure A.5 shows a portion
of my dashboard, with a newly-created widget that points to my personal
Figure A.5 widget added to the dashboard
Refreshing the WidSets Dashboard shows my weblog widget with the
latest posts right on my mobile device: no need to open the browser, type
in a URL and wait for it to parse the whole HTML page; it's all easy and
A.2.3 Creating a Widget using the WidSets Mobile Dashboard
Using the mobile dashboard to create feed-reader widgets is just as easy.
Open the WidSets application, click on the Library widget, choose Create
new widget, and type in the feed or website URL (see Figure A.6a). You
are shown a list of feeds found in that location; choose the one you
want and click Select and OK. The widget is created and added to the
dashboard; it can be further customized on the website. Figure A.6b
shows the newly created widget in action.
A.2.4 Publishing a Widget
Once you have created a widget, you are free to use it in your own
dashboard, as it is private to you, which means no other users can see
or add it to their dashboard. However, as WidSets is a community-based
service, you are free to publish your widgets to the master library so
everybody can use them.
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