Yourminis widgets now on your Desktop

I had written about the upcoming compatibility launch of Yourminis widgets on PCs and Macs via Apollo few days back. Well today Yourminis launched the Yourminis air file which works on top of Adobe Apollo to deliver Yourminis widgets right on your desktop. I have been playing with the service for past few minutes and really impressed with the early release from Yourminis. I think Yourminis in fact might be the first major product to be launched on Apollo.

Only thing missing right now is the ability to login into my account via Apollo/Desktop and pull in all the widgets from my online Yourminis account. I had a quick message exchange with Alex at Yourminis and he mentioned that they are already looking to enable that option.

With the launch of Apollo integration Yourminis has beaten HomePage heavyweights Netvibes, Pageflakes,…… in delivering widgets to the desktop. Google gadgets do work on the desktop but again you need to install Google Desktop to get them going. Yourminis advantage is that Apollo designed to be an application development and deployment platform. Sooner or later users will be getting Apollo installed onto their machines, which will not be the case with Google Desktop. Although Musestorm does not directly compete in the homepage space, it would be worth mentioning that the widget syndication and analytics service had launched compatibility with Google Desktop earlier this year.

Links:
StartupSquad.com widget at Yourminis

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5 Responses to “Yourminis widgets now on your Desktop”

  1. StartupSquad » Blog Archive » Google widget issues- from Personalized page to Google Apps Says:

    […] Even when the RSS gadget finally gets working, the text starts overlapping with the post titles located below it in case the length of the post is bit too long. Yourminis, Netvibes had got the RSS widget sorted out to start with. I am not sure what is holding back the Google Gadgets team from implementing the perfect solution. […]

  2. StartupSquad » Blog Archive » More widget news - Yahoo Widgets 4 launched; What is your choice? Says:

    […] With this release it gets even more difficult choice for users to choose from all the competing widget offerings that span from web to desktop – Yahoo Widgets/My Yahoo, Google Desktop/Personalized Page/Google Apps Start Page, Yourminis Web/Yourminis Desktop, Mac Dashboard, Vista Sidebar/Live, Netvibes, Pageflakes, Webwag, Protopage, Springwidgets, and Teqlo. Not a week goes by without a significant news from one from one of them. As blogger and as well as a user I find it hard to define which option is good for me or to recommend to developers and users.   […]

  3. StartupSquad » Blog Archive » Widgetbox’s widgets get smarter Says:

    […] Widgetbox today launched a new release of their platform that among other things makes widget sharing easier. The “Get It Now” button at the bottom of the widget now gets you the embed code almost all the platform right there instead of taking you to the Widgetbox site. This is in tune with what most of the other widget syndication platforms and HomePage Services are providing that includes Yourminis, Clearspring, SpringWidgets, and FeedBurner. […]

  4. StartupSquad » Blog Archive » MediaMaster: Get your music on the go! Says:

    […] As for taking your music beyond MediaMaster you can use the widget code that gives you option to play songs from your music library anywhere. You can even customize the player to function in Radio mode, or play your recently added and recently played songs. Web widget aside, I would love to get a desktop widget for Yourminis, or Yahoo, or Google Desktop. […]

  5. StartupSquad » Blog Archive » Flash goes offline Says:

    […] Adobe is expected to launch a new Adobe Media Player that will get Flash videos playing in offline mode. The media player, till date code-named Philo, will enable users to subscribe to videos via RSS. Commenting and sharing will also come as part of the media player. The new move from Adobe is directed more towards content publishers with DRM tools included as part of the package to control reuse of content. Besides this, the new product will also offer analytics capabilities to publishes for getting media usage details. To avoid conflict of interests and startups jumping onto other media playing platforms like Move Networks, Adobe is not trying to project an image that it is competing with recently launched video delivery and personalization tools for desktop. The Media Player will go into beta testing later in the spring and will be generally available later this year. On the whole, this is yet another strong product to appear on the Apollo scene. Personally I am not convinced to make Apollo part of my daily life as yet. Will see if that changes after launch of the media player and office tools, combined with existing offering from Yourminis. Tags: […]

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