Netvibes, the Universal Widget API

These are the info i got from the netvibes forum by Tariq KRIM.  Just got this to be very interesting and wanted to share with you all……..

Netvibes Universal Widget API has been released at late 2007, before few months from today!

“We believe at Netvibes that UWA can really change the way we produce and develop widgets. We’ve been working hard to release it. As you know, the Universal Widget API will replace the Mini-Module API that was used on Netvibes.

The launch of the UWA effort starts with a new website, a great documentation and of course some cool examples. You will then be able to implement your widgets on Netvibes, and also to have them running on Google IG and Apple Dashboard. As promised, more platforms are currently in the process of being supported. The Opera and Vista support are just a few weeks away.

As you will experience, we have lead efforts to build a very simple API that let you leverage our Netvibes User Interface, and let you integrate HTML and Flash elements very easily.

The UWA relies on a soon-to-be-released open-source JavaScript runtime. Through JavaScript best practices, our components and templates, the UWA makes it easy to assemble a widget for any given web service. Since our primary announcement, some great platforms contacted us to collaborate on expanding the reach of UWA widgets”- by Tariq KRIM

Get started now! This is the place where you can find developer resources: UWA is now part of new Developer Network website.

Netvibes Developers Network

A forum is already there to follow-up on your questions and needs; a developer blog is coming soon and there are tutorials and cool tips also in the forum, better check it out.

If you are not a developer, and you still want to find out how you can leverage the power of UWA for your business needs, you can contact  at business [at] .

Join the widget revolution!

Also find this video on YouTube or MetaCafe.

All developers are encouraged to create and build widgets with UWA !

Have fun and enjoy…………..


Netvibes intro part 1….


here are some of the modules…..

Custom Search

All search modules can now show results for blogs, web pages, images, video, podcasts, products and maps.

To customize any search module, unfold the drop down menu and select “Manage search engines…”.

Manage search engines

At the moment, you can select up to 20 search engines in a large list.

All search engines available



 “Tell the whole world what you’re doing by answering this question: What are you doing?. “these are from offline msg come chat mode….

Twitter module

Isnt it cool, for me its fantastic thing . Its always a step up brick for the newbies like me to use….:)

Netvibes intro part 2…..

Create your own theme..

Custom theme

The first new functionality is a theme creator. Located in the new “Custom theme” tab of the themes section,

Color picker

New themes

Here are some of the themes been used in netvibes,

Veerle theme

Veerle theme

Dark theme

Dark theme

Fresh theme

Fresh theme

Fluo theme

Fluo theme


You can even change the wallpapers..

                               Go to your “Settings” panel and you will notice a new entry in the options list:”Wallpapers. And i think you know the rest….


These are the few modules of  the netvibes being introduced and ofcourse 2nd part of my blog,


Netvibes introduces a new sidebar and more!








  What is it actually ? ,
We all know nowadays widgets are the one which makes our sites prettier as never before. Normally Widgets used for websites, blogs, any sites you wish to make more pretty then ever…


Netvibes sidebar:

 “which will allow you to log in, register, find great content, and navigate Universes all in a single click”, WOW interesting is it..

Netvibes new sidebar

“With the new sidebar, you can now register for Netvibes, sign in, and find many helpful links for adding feeds and widgets to your page. We’ve also added categories to the sidebar, so that you can more easily browse your favorite types of content: Feeds, Basic widgets, Communication, Search, Applications, and External widgets“-Tariq KRIM,

Yeah man theses guys are doing gr8. As many people around dont want to get messed up with javascript, AJAX , bla bla … ’cause we like to share our info right then when we like to. Just cant sit and study each code in javascript, to present what we want in the website, blog or rss, right !.


Podcast Player :

Here is the Podcast Player which is like a  mp3 player, looks attractive and smooth and whateva present in normal mp3 player functions in  widgets of Netvibes.

Netvibes Podcast player


Netvibes performance:

There are lot of things been improved in the performance and speed, so that your Netvibes will now load faster, and fixed a few bugs, and netvibes also looks cool and smooth in views. Here is the link of the site click here..

Fine for the day, hope you people are ready to get hands dirty with these predefined widgets, ofcourse me tooo…………..