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UWA Documentation: Remake Your iGoogle Gadgets For Netvibes

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.

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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).

It contains tutorials and sample widgets to get started, as well as a comprehensive documentation for the client-side JavaScript Framework used to render and build Apps with cross-envrionment compatibility.

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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.

Welcome! 🙂

PS: Netvibes also offers premium products for individual professionals, agencies and enterprises, featuring custom social analytics, alerts and team collaboration. Check it out!

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Netvibes: A New Home For iGoogle Users

Back in June, we launched a special migration site to help Google Reader and iGoogle users move their feeds to Netvibes. And according to our stats, a lot of you have happily made the transition, especially during those last days.

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On November 1st, it will be time for iGoogle to close its doors for good. Still not sure about your next home? Here’s a list of key benefits you’ll get from registering at Netvibes. For free.

  • multiple private dashboards
  • instant switch between feed reader and dashboard views
  • proprietary RSS technology & infrastructure
  • ecosystem with a library of more than 260,000 apps and feeds
  • real-time search streams, including Social Search for social monitoring
  • read feeds anywhere, even offline
  • works on any device (iPhone, iPad, Android, desktop browser)
  • read/unread articles sync across all devices
  • flexible customization

On top of that, we’ve got all the widgets you need to feel at home.

And there’s also a specially designed theme available, to make you feel even less nostalgic about Google. Try it out here.

As you can see, Netvibes is the perfect home for all your RSS feeds, and more. Want to join the family? Head over this page for an easy migration.

Welcome! 🙂

PS: Netvibes also offers premium products for individual professionals, agencies and enterprises, featuring custom social analytics, alerts and team collaboration. Check it out!

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Netvibes Opens a New Home for Google Reader and iGoogle Users

Today we are launching a special migration site to help millions of Google Reader and iGoogle users move their feeds to Netvibes.

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“Since Google announced the closure of both services, hundreds of thousands of users have switched to Netvibes. This is because Netvibes is the only service that offers a dual dashboard-and-reader combo, which is particularly useful for users who need both,” said Freddy Mini, CEO, Netvibes. “Unlike other alternatives, Netvibes is powered by our own real-time RSS engine that’s not reliant on Google. We’ve been 100% free and ad free since 2005, and backed by one of the world’s largest software companies, so we’re here to stay.”

Key benefits:

  • multiple private dashboards
  • instant switch between feed reader and dashboard views
  • proprietary RSS technology & infrastructure
  • ecosystem with a library of more than 260,000 apps and feeds
  • real-time search streams, including Social Search for social monitoring
  • read feeds anywhere, even offline
  • works on any device (iPhone, iPad, Android, desktop browser)
  • read/unread articles sync across all devices
  • flexible customization

Netvibes also offers premium products for individual professionals, agencies and enterprises, featuring custom social analytics, alerts and team collaboration.

If you’re a Google Reader or iGoogle user, easily migrate to Netvibes here: www.netvibes.com/refugees. Welcome to the family!

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Easily migrate from Google Reader to Netvibes

As you may have heard, Google has decided to shut down its Reader service on July the 1st. Good news: you don’t need to look for an alternative, Netvibes is the perfect home for all your RSS feeds, and more. Judging by the increase in traffic since the announcement,  it’s safe to say that most of you have already make the move, and we’re grateful for that. And if you haven’t done it yet, here’s how you can easily join our community.

If you’re coming from Google Reader, there’s an easy way to import all your existing feeds into Netvibes (updated thanks to a blog post at SaveiGoogle.org):

  • Go to Google Takeout
  • Click “Create Archive” then “Download” to export your subscriptions as a ZIP file
  • Unzip the saved file on your desktop
  • Go to Netvibes, click on “Add”, “Feeds” then below “Or import OPML” click on “Browse” and select the “subscriptions.xml” file you just unzipped
  • Click on “Import”

Voila! All your RSS feeds from your Google Reader are now in your Netvibes page. Once this simple transition is complete, you can easily view your feeds in our built-in SmartReader which has the added benefit of automatically refreshing in real-time as a flowing river of news.

Click here to create your free account. Welcome to Netvibes, enjoy your new home!

Have a question? Need help? Head to our FAQ for assistance.

PS: We might experience a slow down in the forthcoming days. Bear with us as we work hard to handle this huge amount of new trafic.

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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.