Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Turning the Velodoc Flash applet into a Yahoo widget

Yahoo widget documentation is available at

Yahoo widgets cannot host the browser to display Flash applets. All Yahoo widgets based on Flash require the use of a third party component called WebBrowser4Widgets available at Installing a Yahoo widget which uses this component is a very poor user experience. Several security warnings are displayed, which are too many reasons not to install the widget. Check samples at

For this reason, we have postponed the packaging of the Velodoc applet as a Yahoo widget and wait until Yahoo widget implements a native mechanism to host Flash applets. Considering the success of Video sites like YouTube, I cannot think of any reason why they should not do it very soon.

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