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Intro To Google Gadgets And Facebook Apps
Intro To Google Gadgets And Facebook Apps
Intro To Google Gadgets And Facebook Apps
Intro To Google Gadgets And Facebook Apps
Intro To Google Gadgets And Facebook Apps
Intro To Google Gadgets And Facebook Apps
Intro To Google Gadgets And Facebook Apps
Intro To Google Gadgets And Facebook Apps
Intro To Google Gadgets And Facebook Apps
Intro To Google Gadgets And Facebook Apps
Intro To Google Gadgets And Facebook Apps
Intro To Google Gadgets And Facebook Apps
Intro To Google Gadgets And Facebook Apps
Intro To Google Gadgets And Facebook Apps
Intro To Google Gadgets And Facebook Apps
Intro To Google Gadgets And Facebook Apps
Intro To Google Gadgets And Facebook Apps
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Intro To Google Gadgets And Facebook Apps

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  • 1. Intro to Google Gadgets and Facebook Apps Hung Truong
  • 2. What’s a Google Gadget? • A “Box of Stuff” that lives online • Possibly dynamic • Potentially interactive • A way to provide quick heads-up info
  • 3. What’s a Google Gadget?
  • 4. A Static Gadget
  • 5. A Dynamic Gadget
  • 6. Hello, World!
  • 7. Creating a Gadget
  • 8. Where Do Gadgets Live?
  • 9. Distribution
  • 10. Google Gadgets Pros/Cons • Pros: ▫ Hosted by Google (optionally) ▫ Relatively easy to program ▫ Well documented, lots of examples ▫ Easy to share, distribute to anyone, anywhere • Cons: ▫ Hosted by Google (author issues, etc) ▫ Still requires an understanding of html and javascript.
  • 11. What’s a Facebook App? • A website within Facebook • Can access user data ▫ Friends ▫ Interests ▫ Photos • Can potentially change data ▫ Status updates ▫ Upload Photos ▫ Create Notes ▫ Etc
  • 12. What’s a Facebook App?
  • 13. What’s a Facebook App?
  • 14. Creating a Facebook App • Requires: ▫ Working programming knowledge (more than just html)  PHP is most common, Ruby on Rails or Python Clients available too. Javascript useful. ▫ Web hosting (again, probably PHP support), a backend database, access and ability to work in a server environment.
  • 15. Creating a Facebook App • Previously: ▫ Library hosted PHP files to support Facebook apps ▫ Library offered access to MySQL database on a case by case basis. • After Drupal: ▫ Stricter access to the development environment ▫ Library is supposed to help transition apps, has experience with FB apps ▫ Future development…???
  • 16. Facebook Apps Pros/Cons • Pros: ▫ Lives in Facebook (most patrons have a window open at all times!) ▫ Potentially engaging and fun ▫ Excellent developer support and community • Cons: ▫ Requires lots of programming knowledge ▫ Lots of overhead in hosting, maintenance, etc. ▫ Might not be incredibly useful
  • 17. Useful Links • Google Gadget Editor ▫ http://code.google.com/apis/gadgets/docs/legacy /gs.html#GGE • Gadgets ▫ Google Developer Gadget ▫ UM HSL Resources (Embed Link) ▫ Plain English Medical Dictionary (Embed Link) ▫ PHLI Workshops (Embed Link) ▫ PubMed MGetIt (Embed Link)
  • 18. Useful Links • Facebook Docs: ▫ Developer Website ▫ Anatomy of an App • Applications ▫ PubMed Search ▫ Shushed by a Librarian ▫ Workshops at PHLI

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