Yet More Desktop Thingamabobs
Microsoft today announced their platform for little desktop doohickeys: Microsoft Gadgets.
Great, now we’ve got four completely incompatible systems of desktop utilities:
- Microsoft Gadgets, Windows only (plus Windows mobile devices and Start.com “Web gadgets”)
- Yahoo! Widgets (aka Konfabulator widgets), Windows and OS X
- Apple OS X Dashboard Widgets, OS X only
- GNOME gDesklets, Linux only
So if you want to develop widgets for the mass market, which one do you pick? Or do you do your widget for all four?
Hooray for walled gardens! (Sigh)