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
automatica...
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
...
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

‣...
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
pred...
Asimov Widgets
‣ Video

‣ Audio 

‣ Popup

‣ Gallery or image sequence

‣ Multiple choice or true/false quiz

‣ Text resiz...
More Asimov Widgets
‣ Flashcards

‣ Tabs and accordions

‣ Image comparison

‣ Image scroller

‣ Drag-and-drop quiz

‣ Cha...
3
No Place Like Home
‣ A user-friendly place to share demos (like the
W3C/IPDF websites)

‣ A developer-friendly place to sh...
let’s get going!
Ron Severdia
CTO, Metrodigi
rseverdia@metrodigi.com

www.chaucercloud.com

Markus Gylling
IDPF
mgylling@i...
Super Widgets Presentation at EduPub
Super Widgets Presentation at EduPub
Super Widgets Presentation at EduPub
Super Widgets Presentation at EduPub
Super Widgets Presentation at EduPub
Super Widgets Presentation at EduPub
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Metrodigi's presentation of Super Widgets as the standard widget spec for eBooks at EduPub Boston.

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Super Widgets Presentation at EduPub

  1. 1. super widgets ©2013 Metrodigi. All rights reserved.
  2. 2. what’s a widget?
  3. 3. 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
  4. 4. what’s a super widget?
  5. 5. 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
  6. 6. super widget demo
  7. 7. how does a widget become super?
  8. 8. widget landscape now
  9. 9. 3 steps
  10. 10. 1
  11. 11. 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
  12. 12. 2
  13. 13. introducing “Asimov”
  14. 14. 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.
  15. 15. Asimov Widgets ‣ Video ‣ Audio ‣ Popup ‣ Gallery or image sequence ‣ Multiple choice or true/false quiz ‣ Text resizer ‣ Scrolling sidebar
  16. 16. More Asimov Widgets ‣ Flashcards ‣ Tabs and accordions ‣ Image comparison ‣ Image scroller ‣ Drag-and-drop quiz ‣ Charts and graphs ‣ User contributions and many more
  17. 17. 3
  18. 18. 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)
  19. 19. let’s get going! Ron Severdia CTO, Metrodigi rseverdia@metrodigi.com www.chaucercloud.com Markus Gylling IDPF mgylling@idpf.org

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