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Metrodigi's presentation of Super Widgets as the standard widget spec for eBooks at EduPub Boston.

Metrodigi's presentation of Super Widgets as the standard widget spec for eBooks at EduPub Boston.

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  • super widgets ©2013 Metrodigi. All rights reserved.
  • what’s a widget?
  • widget (ˈwijit) n. a mini application with limited functionality that can be placed on a book page and executed automatically or by the end user, e.g. a gallery, clock, stock ticker
  • what’s a super widget?
  • super widget (ˈso͞ opər ˈwijit) n. a mini application with virtually limitless functionality that can be placed in a book and executed automatically or by the end user
  • super widget demo
  • how does a widget become super?
  • widget landscape now
  • 3 steps
  • 1
  • Find Common Ground ‣ Common widgets ‣ Easy to implement, flexible and customizable ‣ Accessible ‣ Hooks for analytics ‣ Compatible: reading systems and content creation systems ‣ Open source and open standard
  • 2
  • introducing “Asimov”
  • It doesn’t work on a small scale—it only succeeds 
 on a large scale. ! The larger the number 
 of people, the more predictable the future.
  • Asimov Widgets ‣ Video ‣ Audio ‣ Popup ‣ Gallery or image sequence ‣ Multiple choice or true/false quiz ‣ Text resizer ‣ Scrolling sidebar
  • More Asimov Widgets ‣ Flashcards ‣ Tabs and accordions ‣ Image comparison ‣ Image scroller ‣ Drag-and-drop quiz ‣ Charts and graphs ‣ User contributions and many more
  • 3
  • No Place Like Home ‣ A user-friendly place to share demos (like the W3C/IPDF websites) ‣ A developer-friendly place to share code (free, like GitHub) ‣ An implementer-friendly place to discuss (like a discussion list/forum) ‣ A collaborator-friendly place to share specifications (like a wiki)
  • let’s get going! Ron Severdia CTO, Metrodigi rseverdia@metrodigi.com www.chaucercloud.com Markus Gylling IDPF mgylling@idpf.org