Yahoo! launches widget badges
With Yahoo! Widget Badges users can now embed download badges into their website, social network or blog through a custom HTML code. These new widgets can then be installed, updated and opened directly on the website they are embedded in, so there is no leaving the website for any installation purposes. The in-page installer makes it easier for people to grab information and applications without the hassle of downloading and then installing directly on the desktop. Yahoo! sees this move as one that will break the barrier that widgets have faced as desktop software, and grow their audience while making it a more advantageous development platform.
GirlSense is one of the first companies to get Widget badges up and running. Take a look at how the badge can be blended into the website so as to not seem distracting or out of place.
UPDATE: Yahoo! has let us know that users do not need to install Yahoo! Widgets in order to take advantage of the Widget badges.