Friday, 29 June 2007

Ultimate Explorer 1.2 Updated

Normally I only do posts about my gadgets but I'd like to try and be a bit more diverse and mention some of the other great gadgets out there on this blog. One that I really think epitomises what a "gadget" should be is the Ultimate Explorer gadget.

This is basically your standard simple search gadget taken right to the extreme allowing you to conduct searches on 10 of the big Websites including Amazon, eBay, Google, Youtube, Pirate Bay, Digg, Wiki etc right in the sidebar. Once you conduct a search results are displayed within the gadget in an easily digestible form, no massive flyouts, just compact product or search information. Every search engine also has it's own customisation options for things like how many results you want returned or what locality to use.

I personally really like this gadget because at first glance it looks very simple, but there is a large opportunity to customise it to do what you need and at over 3500 lines of code it's obvious a lot of work has gone into this. 

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Download - BuildAGadget.com

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3 comments:

Emily said...

Wow! It was an interesting concept. Thank you for letting us aware about this new technology.

Matthew said...

Thanks for the post! :) I'm glad you like the gadget so far. We're working hard to add in more stuff. I'll see if I can review a couple of new gadgets sometime soon. ;) Thanks again!

tcash11 said...

Just a heads up, we just released the 2.0 update that includes too many new features to list. Its pending on live gallery currently but should be up soon. To check it out before it goes live there just hit buildagadget.com for the download. Let us know what you think!