Tuesday, 29 April 2008

IRC office hours for OpenSocial

Now that the iGoogle sandbox has been live for a week, you may have some questions about developing on the new platform. To help you get answers, we'll be holding official IRC office hours this Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m in the #opensocial channel on irc.freenode.net. We're looking to hear feedback and give development help for anything iGoogle, gadget, or OpenSocial related.

If you haven't tried out the sandbox yet, please check out the iGoogle getting started guide. If you would like information about IRC, check out this excellent IRC primer.

To recap:
What: IRC office hours
When: May 1st, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. PDT
Where: irc.freenode.com#opensocial

See you there!

Friday, 25 April 2008

Getting help and giving feedback

Now that many of you have had a chance to play in the sandbox, I thought I'd share some helpful tips on where to get help with development and how to give feedback.

Make sure to check out the iGoogle Developer Forum where you can meet and discuss gadget and OpenSocial development on iGoogle with me and your fellow developers. If you want an opinion on your latest gadget or help with a feature of the API, this is the place to go.

To give feedback on the new sandbox, or if you are having issues with the gadgets, or OpenSocial APIs, make sure to file an issue in the OpenSocial-resources issue tracker. If someone else has already reported the issue, give it a star in the interface and you'll be updated when the issue changes.

For providing feedback on the production version of iGoogle, to report bugs, or request changes to your gadgets in the directory, there is another issue tracker in the igoogle-legacy project.

See you in the forum!

Monday, 21 April 2008

Welcome to the iGoogle Developer Blog

I'm pleased to welcome you to the new iGoogle Developer Blog. With the sandbox now open to all gadget developers, this blog will follow the model set by the orkut Developer Blog, providing updates on the status of the iGoogle sandbox, details on new features that have been pushed out to developers, and progress on the launch of new iGoogle features to its wide consumer audience.

For more information about the new sandbox, make sure to check out the getting started guide. If you have questions, comments, or suggestions, join the discussion in the iGoogle Developer Forum.