PostApp launches WidgetBox

PostApp™ a new commercial web technology company, today announced the launch of  “web-based widgets”, called Widgetbox™ that enables the placement of  many types of applications, functionality and content into blogs, personal homepages, social networking sites, and auction pages. A web widget is a piece of web service-based interactive content that can be dynamically embedded into a web […]

PostApp™ a new commercial web technology company, today announced the launch of  “web-based widgets”, called Widgetbox™ that enables the placement of  many types of applications, functionality and content into blogs, personal homepages, social networking sites, and auction pages.

A web widget is a piece of web service-based interactive content that can be dynamically embedded into a web page.  For example, a web widget can be a game, a score box displaying a set of statistics, a weather box, an advertising box or any other functionality to be embedded on a web page such as a blog, personal homepage, social networking profile, or auction page. Web widgets, sometimes called gadgets or modules, are increasingly used by web publishers to enhance their web pages, and web service developers are now frequently making their technologies available as web widgets.   Many different technologies can be used to develop widgets:  HTML, JavaScript, AJAX, Flash, Java Applets, and any web application platform:  J2EE, LAMP, Perl, Ruby, etc.

PostApp Launches WidgetBox