Google Gadget Ecosystem Analysis

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Adam Sah, architect of the Google Gadget platform, pointed me out to an awesome study while we were chillin’ at AjaxWord. In this post, syndication guru Niall Kennedy provides a great overview of the state of the Google Gadget ecosystem. Here are some interesting tid-bits:


* Google’s gadget platform contains over 4000 submissions, creating specialized content options beyond a web feed remix.
* Google’s gadget directory contains six times as many entries as its nearest competitor.
* The top 10 Google Gadgets account for 57% of its reported gadget views across the ecosystem.
* Productivity tools are the most popular Google Gadgets category, in terms of both gadget count and gadget views.

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Gadget Authors in US

Gadget Authors in Europe:

p.s. Is it just me, or is there TOO much to write about in this space now? Sheesh…

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  • I agree with you Hooman, there is TOO much to right about this space. Under appreciated I think are Vista and Apple desktop gadgets, especially the former.

    I just finished a gadget (linked under my name) to update and check Twitter from google desktop, and its a breeze to push this over to to vista.

  • Hooman Radfar

    I definitely think that Vista and Apple Desktop Gadgets are going to be on the rise this year. Very cool work man. Thanks for letting me know…

  • What's up with the UK crowd above. No one really cares about widget dev out there?

  • Hooman Radfar

    I don't know. It kind of looks that way. Europe as a whole, however, is a hotbed of activity in the space.