I’m trying Widsets widgets out on my Sony Ericsson W810i…and I’m very impressed. I’m using the Gmail widget right now and it works very well. O’Reilly Radar turned me on to this killer Java mobile app from Nokia:
…a mobile widget platform available for Java MIDP 2.0 phones, including of course non-Nokia phones. Put short, WidSets is for the mobile what Netvibes is for the browser.
I’ve played around with WidSets for an hour on both my SonyEricsson K750i as well as a more recent – and higher resolution – Nokia N80, and I must say that I am impressed. Even at the 176 x 220 pixels on the K750i navigation is a charm.
Nokia’s press release:
“Immediate access to information is expected by people today, thus we wanted to make it easy for everybody, from an individual blogger to a web service provider, to automatically have mobile access to website content,” said Dieter May, Vice President and Head of Nokia Emerging Business Unit. “We also believe WidSets will be attractive to new users who are not so familiar with Web 2.0. The easiest way to get started is to visit the WidSets website at www.widsets.com, create an account, browse the Library, and start exploring the service.”
Widgets on your cell phone. Way too much fun.