Fokke & Sukke widget live

The last few weeks I have been working with opensocial quite a bit.
I’m planning on releasing 2 complex widgets soon.  But while they’r not done yet, an easy one is: I build a daily Fokke & Sukke widget. You can add it to your hyves (or any other opensocial container, hopefully), by adding this url as a widget:

If you are on hyves you can add it by simply clicking this link. An example can be seen at my hyves page at and it’s in the Hyves Gallery.

As an experiment I also don’t host any of the content on a traditional server. The data processing is all done by Yahoo Pipes.  And the small bits of static content (the images and XML) are served by Amazon Cloudfront. Cloudfront offers a CDN layer over their S3 service. One of the advantages over other CDN’s is the fact that it has no setup costs: you transfer the files to S3, add some settings ( I used the Firefox addin S3 Organiser) , add a CNAME in your DNS records, and your done.

While a CDN might be overkill to distribute a few kb of images (which also will be cached by the opensocial containers), just the fact that it’s possible without any barrier of entry makes it cool :).
So, have fun with Fokke & Sukke, and all add the widget to your hyves profile!

5 thoughts on “Fokke & Sukke widget live

  1. Nice widget! Any hits on your created by link already? Do you have stats on the number of users?

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