by David LeMieux
Muse Storm - another widget platform. I know widgets are a useful medium (and that is why I make them) but I really can't understand why everyone wants to be the distribution platform and NOT the developer. Why not offer a service where you actually MAKE the widgets. Maybe it is because widgets are so easy to make, who wouldn't make their own? Busy people, thats who. When you have your whole team devoted to making sure you have a deliverable product that has a great up time and lots of scalability you might not have those extra few hours to also plug it in to Facebook, MySpace, or another widget format. I think that the real way to go hear is automated widget making. Sort of like Dapper but on steroids.