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Poll Question : What will you do when iGoogle stop working ?
Choice Votes Statistics
  Stop using an iGoogle like homepage
39 %
  Use netvibes
38 %
  Use an alternative to netvibes
7 %
  Use my smartphone
7 %
  None of the above
6 %
(Poll is closed)  Total 2814 100%
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#1 Posted : Wednesday, August 1, 2012 9:40:52 AM(UTC)

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Hi everybody

I have received a lot of mails with questions about the future of my stock gadget, since Google announced that iGoogle is being deprecated.

I have been quite quiet since then, as I had to consider if I wanted to continue the gadget on another platform or simply let it "die" together with iGoogle.

I have considered the following options:
  • Netvibes
  • smartphone app(android/iphone)
  • Chrome extension
  • Run on homepage

My choice has been converting/rewriting the gadget to a netvibes widget. Netvibes has very simular functionality like iGoogle, but it is really missing a configurable stock gadget.

The primary Netvibes widget Pros are:
  • Can run on netvibes(of course)
  • Will run on your own homepage as well very easily.
  • Adapts nicely to mobile browsers
  • Can be used as a vista/win7 gadget on your desktop.

I will, if the demand is big enough, make an export/import function so iGoogle preferences can be imported into the new netvibes widget.

Please participate in the poll to let me know your opinon.

Edited by user Wednesday, August 1, 2012 9:50:04 AM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

 2 users thanked cnybroe for this useful post.
Gerald R White on 2/20/2013(UTC), millard on 10/6/2013(UTC)
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