Great! Adam Sah, a software engineer at Google, has announced the release of Google Homepage API. This API lets developers to create modules like Windows Live do in Google"s way. In contrast, Microsoft has promoted the use of Live at microsoftgadgets.com. For them, every pieces of work are called gadgets. For Google, they are called modules. Google also provides content directory as same as microsoftgadgets.com do. At present, there are only 5 modules listed in the directory and all of them created by staffs.
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?>
<ModulePrefs title="hello world example" />
If you don’t have a web server to host this module, Google offers Google Base to host your module. As the best of all, developers may define user preferences and module preferences easily via XML tag.
For further information, please read Developer Guide.