[Proposal] Setting up to add items to Chandler Hub remotely Re:
[Chandler-dev] Why is sometimes hard to dump a thought into Chandler?
mimi at osafoundation.org
Fri Feb 15 15:53:53 PST 2008
Yea, that seems reasonable. I didn't understand how users were going
to get at the widgets. Thx for clarifying.
On Feb 15, 2008, at 3:41 PM, Jeffrey Harris wrote:
> Hi Mimi,
>> 1. Select widget from gallery (see mockup - http://
>> 2. Login
> I'm a little confused, you mean login to the hub, right?
>> 3. Set options:
>> Add notes to your Chandler Hub account from:
>> [ ] iGoogle homepage
>> [x] Yahoo homepage
>> User name: [ ]
>> Password: [ ] Add | Remove
> Are you saying you'd like Chandler Hub users to enter their Google
> or Yahoo passwords and have our code go and add a widget to their
> homepage for them?
> I think this would be pretty hard to do, since Google and Yahoo
> don't really want people to do this, so they don't provide APIs,
> anything we did like this would rely on screenscraping and wouldn't
> be very reliable. It's also generally bad form for one service to
> ask for another service's password. I realize Facebook does it,
> but I don't think it's a good idea for us.
> We can, however, provide a link to our widget on these services.
> Users might have to manually re-enter their Hub username/password
> once they get there, so I realize it's more work, but I think
> that's probably the best we can do. Does that seem reasonable?
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