The aBowman Dog is now available as a gadget on iGoogle. You can change the look of the dog here and then add the gadget to iGoogle by pressing the button below the customization form. Over the next few weeks, I will be adding some new features, optimizing the code and fixing bugs.
The update I applied today to the Groovy Fish Android app fixes the anti-aliasing issue users were experiencing on the Droid and Nexus One. Those users should no longer see distorted graphics (jagged edges on the fish and lily pads) after installing the update.
Some of you have probably already seen the Newton’s Cradle gadget. Just figured I would announce it here for those who subscribe to the blog.
It is currently available for iGoogle and Chumby. The Chumby version adds another dimension to the gadget, since it responds to tilting. I’ll be making it available to other sites soon.
Check out the new Hamster gadget.
I’ll be adding a Clearspring menu soon so that you can add it to sites other than iGoogle.
Over the past week, I’ve been adding new buttons under each of the gadgets that allow you to easily add the gadgets to MySpace or Blogger. Some of you may want to customize the gadget before adding it to your page. To do that, click the “edit settings” link and use the form to adjust the colors or to change other values. When you’re finished, click one of the “add to” buttons below the customized gadget to add it to your page.
Yesterday, I was testing out the gadgets on MySpace and I discovered that the embed code was no longer working. They must have recently changed the way they parse the code and rewrite it. I updated the gadget html code and it should now work for you.
To get the code for your page, click on the edit settings link under the gadget. You should then see a text box under the edit settings form which contains the code.
Conveniently view photos on your iGoogle page with my new Picasa Photos gadget. There are several Picasa gadgets in the directory right now, but this one has some features the others don’t have. There is a full screen mode, a thumbnail mode, a keywords/tags search. Even if you don’t have a Picasa account, you can search for photos that are in the public gallery to display on your iGoogle page. The gadget on this site is set to show pictures of dogs.