The Spring Box
is a widget engine for the web and for the desktop that is just plain sprung (sorry, I grew up near Chicago, so I still know a little street slang). The product is in beta, so you know it is cool like all the other roller-shoe wearing kids, but this also means there are not a lot of widgets available for consumption just yet. There is an API for developers that you can use (developer skills preferable) to make your own widgets, available by contacting the company. Currently the list of widgets you can use are: RSS reader, NFL GameTrax, Scoreboard, Clock. You can embed the widgets anywhere that accepts code such as MySpace, Faces.com, Friendster, Xanga, and many more or download the engine to use on your desktop. One idea Spring Box may want to explore is some way to display Yahoo or other widgets on their engine, to allow integration across other widget-works (if at all possible). So check it out and start gettin' sproingy with it!