[Proposal] Setting up to add items to Chandler Hub remotely Re: [Chandler-dev] Why is sometimes hard to dump a thought into Chandler?

Mimi Yin 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,
>
>> Workflow
>> 1. Select widget from gallery (see mockup - http:// 
>> chandlerproject.org/Notes/WebWidgetsMockups)
>> 2. Login
>
> I'm a little confused, you mean login to the hub, right?

Yup

>
>> 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?
>
> Sincerely,
> Jeffrey
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