Category: Gadgets

Recent readers gadget for Google Friend Connect / Blogger sites

Similar to Gene’s recent readers gadget, there is another “Recent readers” (Footprints) gadget developed by Eiji

This gadget lists recent visitors of the site, who log into Friend connect.


How to add this gadget to my site?

Set up your site in http://www.google.com/friendconnect/ (if not already done)

Click on “Social Gadgets”, and add Footprints gadget.

More on Google Friend Connect

View your Orkut Scraps in GMail

(Please also read the updated post for viewing orkut in Gmail in Full view ).

Orkut Scrapbook in GMail

As I mentioned in my previous post, we can add any google gadget to our GMail page.

Let us add Your Orkut Scrapbook to GMail.

1. Go to Labs in gmail.

(Labs are available only in Internet Explorer 7.0+, Firefox 2.0+, Safari 3.0+, and Google Chrome.)

2. In Labs tab, under Gmail Settings, Enable “Add any gadget by URL” feature, Save changes.

3. Now Go to the Gadgets tab in GMail settings.

4. Give the gadget‘s url as

http://xmlgadgets.com/ig/scraps.xml

and add.

Add Your Scrapbook to iGoogle

Related Posts:
Add Yahoo Mail/ Hotmail gadget to GMail/iGoogle
Add Orkut Birthdays gadget to GMail/iGoogle
Add Orkut Scrapbook gadget to GMail/iGoogle

Friend connect – Member details and Site Community gadget

Gene has published a new friend connect gadget, which has more features as a custom opensocial gadget for Google Friend Connect.

The gadget has more details about the user, the sites the user has joined, and number of times he/she visited those sites (Loyalty).
For the site owner, this gadget provides some more details like, number of users visited today, yesterday, top loyal users, etc.

Gadgets Url: http://login.tw/gfc/myprofile.xml

This gadget has two sections:
1. Visitor details: (this section visible to all the members logged into the site using GFC)
which has
a. Number of times I visited the site today.
b. Total number of visits from me to that site.o
c. Number of sites I have joined through Google Friend Connect (and those sites should use this Custom gadget for GFC).
d. Number of hits from me to all those sites
e. How many days the user is a member of the site.

2. Community details:
This section of the gadget will be visible only to the owner of the site, who configured friend connect for that site.

This section has,

a. Number of members visited Today
b. Number of hits (by GFC members) Today
c. Total number of members
d. Total number of hits from members
e. Number of members visited the site Yesterday
f. Top 3 loyal users of the site/community.




How to add this gadget to my site?

1. Set up your site in http://www.google.com/friendconnect/

2. Click on “Social Gadgets”

3. Click “Custom Gadget”

4. Give Gadget url as http://login.tw/gfc/myprofile.xml

5. Click “Generate Code” under “Create the HTML code”

6. Copy the code, add it to your site, Start using “Community Gadget” !!!

Original post by Gene

Orkut Friends’ Birthdays in Google Calendar, GMail

Google has formatted Orkut Friends birthday details in a calendar format, to be used in Google Calendar.

Google Calendar was already available in GMail. Now by integrating Orkut birthdays in Google calendar, it also gets integrated to GMail.

Today, I saw a link in orkut, “view your friends’ birthdays in Google Calendar” .

Google Calendar, asks for confirmation to add the calendar “orkut friends’ birthdays”.

In one click, I added all my friend’s Birthday’s into my Google Calendar.

If you want to see your Google Calendar containing your friend’s birthdays in your Gmail page,

1. Go to GMail Labs settings.

2. Enable, Google Calendar Gadget.

Google Calendar Gadget in GMail

3. Save the settings.

If you have more gadgets in GMail navigation bar, you can enable drag and drop of gadgets, by enabling “Navbar drag and drop” in GMail Labs settings

Directly add orkut Bithdays gadget in GMail

Access Yahoo Mail, Hotmail from GMail page

Yahoo mail in GMail 2

As I mentioned in my previous post, we can add any google gadget to our GMail page.

Let us add Yahoo Mail and Hotmail to GMail.

If you have not activated Labs in GMail,

1. Go to Labs in gmail.

(Labs are available only in Internet Explorer 7.0+, Firefox 2.0+, Safari 3.0+, and Google Chrome.)

2. In Labs tab, under Gmail Settings, Enable “Add any gadget by URL” feature, Save changes.

3. Now Go to the Gadgets tab in Gmail settings.

4. Give gadget’s url as

http://karthik.gadgets.xmlgadgets.com/ymail.xml (if you want Yahoo Mail gadget)

http://karthik.gadgets.xmlgadgets.com/hot-mail.xml (if you want Hotmail gadget)

and add.

(You are welcome to add both the gadgets.)

HotMail in GMail

There are ways to get your Yahoo mail, Hotmail in GMail’s inbox by using auto forward in Yahoo Mail / Hotmail settings.

Add these gadgets to iGoogle

Yahoo Mail: Add to Google

Hotmail: Add to Google

Related Posts:
Add Yahoo Mail/ Hotmail gadget to GMail/iGoogle
Add Orkut Birthdays gadget to GMail/iGoogle
Add Orkut Scrapbook gadget to GMail/iGoogle

All Blogger blogs setup with Google Friend Connect

As already expected, Google has now merged, Blogger‘s Follower gadget with Google Friend Connect .

From now, Blogger followers dont need to login only with their Google id, they can use their Yahoo id, AOL or Open id.

But remember, the Blogs you follow are included in Google Reader, only if you use your Google id, of course.

If you are already using Google Friend Connect for Blogger (like me), those users are NOT automatically added in the Followers gadget.

Learn More:
http://googlesocialweb.blogspot.com/2009/02/blogger-and-google-friend-connect-unite.html
http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2009/02/blogger-connects-to-google-friend.html

Orkut Birthday’s gadget in GMail

Orkut Birthdays in GMail

As I mentioned in my previous post, we can add any google gadget to our GMail page.

Let us add Orkut Birthdays gadget by Google to GMail.

If you have not activated Labs in GMail,

1. Go to Labs in gmail.

(Labs are available only in Internet Explorer 7.0+, Firefox 2.0+, Safari 3.0+, and Google Chrome.)

2. In Labs tab, under Gmail Settings, Enable “Add any gadget by URL” feature, Save changes.

3. Now Go to the Gadgets tab in Gmail settings.

4. Give the gadget‘s url as

http://www.google.com/ig/modules/orkut_bdays.xml
and add.

Related Posts:
Add Yahoo Mail/ Hotmail gadget to GMail/iGoogle
Add Orkut Birthdays gadget to GMail/iGoogle
Add Orkut Scrapbook gadget to GMail/iGoogle

Google Latitude, Track your friends/ contacts

Now Google can track your friends/ contacts, from their phone, laptop / PC and update you (and Vice Versa) through Google Latitude

Google Latitude Apps

Share your location with Google Latitude in your Blogger blog/ website

Update your Google Latitude location via Google Talk (also display the location in Google Talk’s status)

Enable, detect your location to automatically update your location.

Google Latitude

Add to Google  Google Latitude Gadget

Google Gadgets in Gmail

Most of the iGoogle gadgets can be now used in your gmail page, in the side navigation bar.

To use the Google gadgets in gmail, follow the simple steps,

1. Go to Labs in gmail.

(Labs are available only in Internet Explorer 7.0+, Firefox 2.0+, Safari 3.0+, and Google Chrome.)

2. In Labs tab, under Gmail Settings, Enable “Add any gadget by URL” feature, Save changes.

3. Now Go to the Gadgets tab in Gmail settings.

4. Give any gadget url and add the gadget to your gmail page. (for eg, http://www.google.com/ig/modules/datetime.xml

(Not all Google gadgets cannot be used with gmail. )

You can drag and drop the gadgets over the Gmail Navigation bar, if you have enabled “Navbar drag and drop” feature in Gmail Labs

gmail gadgets

iLike Playlist gadget for Google Friend connect

Google has added a new Custom gadget to friendconnect.
This is a play list gadget created by iLike

The gadget xml is http://os.ilike.com/gadget/playlist

We can add a playlist to our site, add songs by logging into google Friendconnect.

There is an option to allow vistors also to add songs.

Try the gadget below.
(Signin button is in the left navigation bar, above the members gadget. Please signin to add songs to the Playlist)

For more, http://www.ilike.com/playlist/create_embedded?src=friendconnect