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New iGoogle launched

Martin Porcheron [PersonRank 10]

Wednesday, June 25, 2008
11 years ago7,519 views

As Google mentioned here:
igoogledeveloper.blogspot.com/ ...

I've now got the new iGoogle, some things (bugs) have changed/been fixed since the sandbox, but its mainly the same. I have yet to find a Google gadget with a canvas view that offered anything but the small sized gadget, but I'm guessing that will come with time.

Also, the new iGoogle is now at google.com/; having "ig" after the domain still works, but it seems to work without it as well. Not sure if this is new or not, but I've just spotted it.

Colin Colehour [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Is this a Firefox only feature if it uses Canvas? or are there other browsers that support that feature? Is there a version that works with IE?

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

I don't think the canvas view is related to the canvas element for drawing graphics.

Colin Colehour [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Here's another dumb question. How would a user know if they are seeing the new version or the old version? Are there obvious differences between the two?

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Colin, you can access the new version at:
google.com/ig/sandbox (iGoogle developer sandbox)

Here's a screenshot:


code.google.com/apis/igoogle/d ...



and more details:
code.google.com/apis/igoogle/

Brinke Guthrie [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

no change here- looks same as usual

Martin Porcheron [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

<<Are there obvious differences between the two?>>
It's similar to the screenshot that Ionut linked to, although there are some more rounded corners now.

You'll know it's changed aswell as it has the message "Welcome to the new iGoogle".

It also has a link to google.com/support/bin/answer. ... but in classic Google support style for new products, it doesn't exist yet.

Martin Porcheron [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Another thing to mention is that Gmail chat is now included in iGoogle by default on the left hand side on the window (below the tab/gadget list).

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

I just got the new iGoogle too.
Since when it is officially available?

Armin [PersonRank 1]

11 years ago #

[moved from "New iGoogle" -Philipp]

I logged into iGoogle today, and it was new interface, the canvas interface that was in sandbox format a few months ago, went live for me today, with a learned more link on the top, which points to this link

google.com/support/bin/answer. ...

I havent figured out how to add the update feature yet, im sure its a gadget.

anybody else have it?

Martin Porcheron [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

OpenSocial support is coming in the summer, so you can't add it yet. As for the canvas view, really, it hasn't been rolled out yet, its simply the new interface at the moment.

If you take a look at
google.com/support/bin/answer. ...
you can see what iGoogle will eventually be.

BrianS [PersonRank 7]

11 years ago #

The official digg.com gadget seems to take up the entire canvas page. It does not doing anything special but it at least doesnt stay in the column on the left when in canvas view.

google.com/ig/adde?hl=en&m ...

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