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UrbanDive: The Ultimate Online Urban City Experience

Netvibes has partnered to bring the popular widget apps to PagesJaunes Groupe’s next-generation immersive map service, UrbanDive. Launching in early 2011, it offers people a way to virtually navigate their city in panoramic HD and enables users to engage with their geographic and social environment, interactively create and share favorite places, and access local services and real-time information about the city around them.

UrbanDive will allow users to interact with all their favorite Web apps directly at any point of interest: from social games to hotel reservation services, restaurant reviews, local weather and news, live chat applications, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and much more.

“Our vision for UrbanDive is to offer the ultimate immersive map experience, where people can explore their city inside and out like never before.” (Julien Billot, EVP, Internet Division, PagesJaunes Groupe)

UrbanDive will allow developers to easily build apps, using Netvibes UWA (Universal Widget API), a leading standard for open, universal widget development. And users will also be able to instantly find and share widgets from UrbanDive’s built-in directory, powered by Netvibes.

“UrbanDive represents the future of immersive maps.” (Freddy Mini, CEO, Netvibes)

Read the full press release.


Widgets become mobile with djinngo

You have probably already seen that Netvibes is partnering with Orange’s new product called Djinngo, enabling existing Netvibes widgets to be fully experienced on a mobile device. Djinngo helps you develop interesting new mobile widgets and share content with a mass market audience, instead of only small subsections of the market as many of the current application stores/widget solutions for mobile are limited to.

We think the djinngo platform is exciting to publishers because:

  • It gives you immediate access to more than 200 mobile device models
  • It offers the potential to reach millions of mobile customers across Europe and the Middle East and over any operator network
  • There is no submission approval process, meaning your widget can be immediately accessible to customers
  • Content can be distributed from web to mobile, capturing the audience at point of discovery, no matter where that is
  • Widgets can act as the upgrade path to premium revenue generating applications

Djinngo mobile coverage

You can get started today building widgets on through a simple to use “Fast Widget” tool (no coding skills required). Or for more advanced ideas use the djinngo SDK, a fully featured development toolkit. Then you just have to download the djinngo mobile player to gather your own contents and others in your mobile phone. To find out more about getting started take a look at the video tutorial below or go straight to the SDK and sample code.

We look forward also to welcoming you to the djinngo communities where our users share their experience and advice, join us on Facebook, Twitter or on our own forum here at Netvibes.

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Become a Netvibes VIP: 1-Day Priority Support, Early Beta Access & Exclusive Goodies

Ever since we launched Netvibes in 2005, millions of users have been discovering new ways to use Netvibes in their professional lives:
  • Teachers are using Netvibes to create customized lesson plans and student dashboards.
  • City halls and libraries use Netvibes to create personalizable community portals.
  • Non-profits use Netvibes to track and raise awareness around important community issues.
  • Designers and developers rely on Netvibes as a Web design tool and universal widget distribution platform.

So we asked ourselves, how could we better support all the important projects that individual professionals and non-profits are doing on Netvibes? The answer is the Netvibes VIP Program, a professional 1-day priority support system for your dashboard projects.

You can sign up to become one of our very first Netvibes VIPs here:

The Netvibes VIP Program is $39/€29.90 per year and offers:

  • 1-Day Priority Support: Guaranteed answers and help on any dashboard or development project within 24 hours
  • Early Beta Access: Exclusive invitations to try our latest new features and dashboard design tools first before they are available to the public.
  • VIP Status: Special VIP user status on (tagged on your user icon, activity feeds and forums), plus exclusive invitations to future Netvibes parties in the US and Europe.
  • Exclusive VIP Goodies: Netvibes T-Shirt, stickers, custom themes and more!
Moreover, this guarantees our service commitment to your organization and any dashboarding project that might come your way. Want to create a new classroom dashboard for your school or community activism portal for your organization, but not sure where to start? Have questions about how to tweak the design of your community portal by adding HTML? Need help in connecting your widget to our Universal Widget API (UWA) and distributing it on the Netvibes Ecosystem? Love Netvibes and want to show your support (and get access to all the latest betas and launch parties)? Netvibes VIP is the answer.
Join now!
This year, Netvibes turns five and we wouldn’t have made it without your support for all these years. We will continue to try new ways to provide even more cool new features and services to return the favor. Suggestions? Ideas? Let us know what you think : Twitter, Facebook or email !

New Twitter widget update includes OAuth support

We just released a new version of the Twitter widget to support OAuth. We did this because in the coming hours Twitter will no longer support the traditional method with login and password which was used until now.

The only thing that will change for you is that you’ll have to click on an “Connect” button in order to allow the widget to interact with your timeline. That’s all. Easy, isn’t it?

If you’re curious, you can read Twitter’s official announcement and if you want to have more information about OAuth I’d recommend you the following Wikipedia page. You can also check OAuth’s official website to have more information about the protocol.

Don’t hesitate to contact our support team in case you have any trouble with this migration.


New eCairn Widget: Powerful, Professional Social Media Analytics

If you’re a social media professional, odds are you’d like to do more than just monitor the real-time Web. Wouldn’t it be cool if you could also listen directly to your community and analyze what influencers are saying in real-time, too?

We’ve teamed up with social media analytics leader eCairn to develop a powerful new widget that gives you access to customized analytics tools directly on your Netvibes dashboard–right next to all your RSS feeds, Twitter widgets, search results, social networks, photostreams and other apps you rely on everyday. This makes it easy to not just monitor, but also listen to your community and analyze what they’re saying live.

eCairn is the leading community and influencer engagement platform that helps marketers identify influencers, discover relevant trending topics, and maximize the effectiveness of community outreach. By focusing on the people who matter most, enterprise and agency marketers can better optimize time spent on social media. With the new eCairn widget on Netvibes, subscribers can monitor relevant conversations from key influencers, track community activities and receive live updates from their eCairn Conversation™ account.

The new eCairn widget on Netvibes is directly available under the Conversations tab in your eCairn page.
(To activate the widget, you must have an eCairn account. To learn more about eCairn, please visit:

We did even create a full Dashboard featuring this widget and other analytics tools. Discover it here:

Interested in making your dashboards more powerful? Remember to check out our new Dashboarding Guide, featuring all of the newest and best widgets to help you better monitor, listen and analyze your brand, community and the entire real-time Web.


Orange partners with Netvibes to offer the world’s largest collection of mobile widgets

  • The partnership will bring Netvibes’ widget platform to millions of mobile users across Europe, Middle East and Africa for the first time
  • Content providers will have access to Orange’s 130 million mobile customers

Orange and Netvibes today announced a partnership to bring the world’s largest collection of mobile widgets to all types of mobile phone user across an extensive range of handsets. Netvibes’ huge catalogue of nearly 200,000 real-time widgets will be available on Orange widgets, a service featuring on 80% of handsets shipped by Orange. It will also be available on djinngo mobile, an Orange service open to any mobile phone user in the world. And soon, mobile widgets will be available to Orange customers in the recently launched Orange Application Shop

Orange x Netvibes x djinngo

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3 Analyzing Tools for your Netvibes Dashboard

After having covered those last weeks 3 Monitoring Tools for your Netvibes Dashboard and 3 Listening Tools for your Netvibes Dashboard we are going to conclude those posts with some analyzing tools.

Having said that, here are 3 free services which will allow you to turn your Netvibes into a powerful dashboard to gather some datas and metrics in order to better analyze and understand what people are saying about your brand or favorite topic. I hope you’ll like those videos.

If you know of more of such analyzing services don’t hesitate to share them with us in the comments.

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3 Monitoring Tools for your Netvibes Dashboard

Lots of you are using Netvibes with the existing widgets you can find in the gallery but do you know you can also use some of our tools to integrate services which don’t have widgets yet?

Here, I’m covering 3 free services which will allow you to turn your Netvibes into a powerful dashboard to monitor what people are saying about your brand or favorite topic. I hope you’ll like those videos.
If you know of more of such monitoring services don’t hesitate to share them with us in the comments.

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Build a Twitter Dashboard–All From a Single Twitter Widget!

Easily create your own real-time dashboard with our new self-replicating Twitter widget

Twitter widget

Last month, we launched our new self-replicating widgets, including a new Twitter widget that let’s you drag-and-drop friends and hashtags to create new Twitter widgets to follow each person or topic. But did you know that you can create a entire Twitter dashboard all from a single, self-replicating Twitter Widget? Here’s how to make your own killer dashboard in less than a minute:

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