iGoogle is closing in a few days. Most people have already moved to a new service, a lot of you have chosen Netvibes (using our migration tool) and we’re very proud of that. And to make sure you feel at home, today we’re releasing a brand new UWA (Universal Web Apps) documentation, to help developers port their iGoogle gadgets to Netvibes without hassle.
Still looking for your next home after iGoogle closure? Read about all the key benefits you’ll get from registering at Netvibes. For free. Need help building your first dashboard? Read our tutorial.
Plus we’ve got brand new templates to suit all your topical needs: finance, news, sports, videogames, movies & tv, and even a special “refugee” template for all our ex-iGoogle friends.
Now you’re probably asking yourself: that’s great for all my RSS feeds, but what about my gadgets?
That’s what the big news of today is about: the availability of our revised documentation for UWA. Many gadget developers requested this, and it will help them create brand new widgets (or port their favorite ones from iGoogle).
Whether you’re looking for the best dashboard to monitor everything or looking to develop your own apps, Netvibes is the perfect home for you. Want to join the family? Head over this page for an easy migration.
PS: Netvibes also offers premium products for individual professionals, agencies and enterprises, featuring custom social analytics, alerts and team collaboration. Check it out!
If you’re new to Netvibes and don’t really know where to start, here’s a quick guide to teach you all the basics about our Dashboards and how to use them to gather all the content that’s relevant to you. Monitor everything about a topic on the web, inside and outside an organization: content, report, conversations, trends… all in one place, always up-to-date.
What is a Dashboard?
Dashboard is the name of a standard page in Netvibes. It’s a dynamic workspace where you can add web Apps (or Widgets), which are small applications that’ll provide specific information or functionality.
A default Dashboard looks like this:
There are so many wonderful things to track and keep tabs on! Netvibes dashboards are so good at helping you monitor things, that soon you’ll want to add more – more apps, more news, more analytics!
But when you have too many rows of tabs, the widget view on your dashboard can become a bit cluttered and most of all, you’ll lose precious space.
Good news: Our new Tab Navigator is here!
Find out more about the new Tab Navigator!
Google recently announced that iGoogle will be discontinued on Nov. 1, 2013. A lot of you have been asking about a way to move all your RSS feeds into a personalized Netvibes dashboard. Good news: it’s easy.
Here are 3 easy steps to making Netvibes your new home…
Every day, every second you need to adapt your business strategy to the real-time Web. The problem is no matter what app you use, you are bound by a pre-defined workflow.
Example: I want to see who is talking about “MacBook Pro”. Step 1 (create new project) -> Step 2 (add keyword “MacBook Pro” to track) -> Step 3 (run report) -> Step 4 (share with team).
Problem #1: There is no “workflow” for the real-time Web.
Example: Apple just came out with a “new MacBook Pro” with “Retina Display”. I need to track and compare both of these other topics. Ug. Now I need to create a whole new project from scratch.
Problem #2: Sometimes we come up with new ideas–or simply change our mind.
Example: Actually, now I want to see what people are saying and how the top keywords compare. No, wait. I want to see how they are trending instead. BTW–I am following the live stream from today’s WWDC. Oh! Man, I really want to track the new “iOS 6” and “iCloud” that was just announced as well…
Discover the solution!
Football fans around the world (or soccer fans if you live in the US), rejoice! The 14th European Football Championship starts today! Sixteen nations will battle until the 1st of July to reach the finals in a competition held by a joint bid between Poland and Ukraine.
From June 5 to 7, Los Angeles is hosting the biggest gaming event of the year: the E3, also known as the Electronic Entertainment Expo.
Like every year, publishers & developpers will reveal to the press and public all the new games and gears that will hit the store shelves in the forthcoming weeks and months. Will the Wii U steal the show? What’s cooking at Sony and Microsoft? New hardware? New gaming services? New gameplay experiences? And what are going to be the future big hits?
Join us, June 7, 12PM EST, as Social Media Specialists at Netvibes and Life Science Industry professionals from Dassault Systèmes discuss the issues and best practices in social media for Life Sciences.
Every month, Netvibes Insights takes you behind the scenes of today’s top brands using dashboard intelligence. Who are the influencers? How do people perceive their products? What are the differences between their social media strategies?
This month’s session is “Social Media Strategies for Life Sciences”. How should Pharma, Medical Device and Life Science companies approach social media? Discover:
- How Pierre Fabre, GE Healthcare & Abbott use Twitter and Facebook
- How life science companies spot emerging opportunities and threats
- Why FDA guidelines may affect your social monitoring strategy
Go to insights.netvibes.com to signup — and also see videos and demo dashboards from past webinars where we analyzed Kraft, Groupon and Nike.
If you’ve created multiple dashboards on Netvibes, to cover an event or monitor new trends about a specific brand, for example, you’re already familiar with our “Dashboard Wizard“. Just enter a keyword or two and Netvibes automatically builds a ready-to-use dashboard with the most relevant sources, on any topic that’s important to you.
Ever wish this feature was also available for any new tab you create? Well, good news: Tab Wizard is here!
Nowadays a lot of social networks revolve around sharing pictures, like Flickr or Instagram for instance. A couple of weeks ago, we brought the whole Netvibes experience to our iPad users in a move towards a unified experience. Now seems like a good time to demonstrate the power of our dashboards with one simple visual example.
And what better way to do so than with adding an Instagram photostream in Netvibes?
- Create: Add Content > Add a Feed
- Paste: http://instagr.am/tags/[any tag]/feed/recent.rss
- Edit: Change [any tag] into whatever tag you want to search for
Voila! You’re done. Now the fun part is viewing it. You can switch your new Instagram feed app into Magazine View (click the little gear icon).
Or you can also view everything in Reader View by selecting your new Instagram feed app (or a whole Tab just filled with Instagram feeds) and switching to Mosaic display.
Want even more photos? Try it out with other photostreams (like Flickr or Picasa) or even with regular news sites that make use of nice image enclosures (like Yahoo Sports, Joystiq or GigaOM to name but a few).
Got any other cool tips or tricks? Share them below.