Six Apart Launches Open Widget Platform

Mar 31, 2006

Six Apart, a provider of blogging software and services for individuals and businesses, has launched a new, open widget initiative to expand choice and functionality for TypePad subscribers and readers. Thirty-three widgets are ready that put new interactive features into blogs, such as job searching, game playing, weather tracking, and photo sharing.

TypePad bloggers choose a widget from the TypePad Widget Directory. The blogger configures the widget at the builder's site and then clicks once to post it to their TypePad blog. After the user previews the widget on their TypePad blog, they can confirm their selection and the widget will appear on their blog.

Widgets are offered free of charge to TypePad users and are available immediately. Companies and individuals who would like to build and add widgets to the directory can begin the process by going to the Web site.