I spent the day at the 2007 Widget Summit today as I spoke on a session about Personalized Homepages. The day was filled with some excellent sessions about, as you might guess, widgets in all ways, shapes and forms. Widget Summit closed day one with a launching pad which showcased three companies.
WebWag - offers a synced Web and mobile personalized homepage platform. The mobile version of the WebWag appears to offer a very rich user interface which is optimized for a mobile screen resolution. WebWeb also offers an interesting clipping service that enables users to outline an area on a website and then clip the area and add the contents immediately a widget on WebWag.
Gydget - a social marketing platform enables bands, sports teams and other organizations to create widgets. Gydget makes it easy to create a custom widget upon registering and creating a new gydget. They are aiming at enabling users to distribute their widgets on Facebook, MySpace and other social networks. Interestingly, my grandmother used to have a poodle named Gidget.
Netvibes - showcased the UWA widget format and its developer platform which now supports Windows Vista and is committed to supporting every platform.
After a long day of widget discussions, Netvibes also sponsored a happy hour - thank you Netvibes.