Schmedley. It’s Netvibes created by an art director who’s just received a new Web 2.0 icon and widget palette for Xmas. You wanna know how I know? It’s got a Mac Dock clone at the bottom of the screen. Oh yes it has. It’s Alpha, and unfortunately all that eye candy makes for rather lacklustre performance, and much as I like some of the features (the Movies panel is uber cool), I suspect that Netvibes doesn’t have to worry quite yet. [Thanks Daniel]
The Web 2.0 world is overrun with “startpages” that are filled with handy little items called widgets. Most of these widgets have limited functionality and don’t offer much more than an alternative door into content that is already easy to get elsewhere – like RSS news and blog feeds, etc. rich internet applications This is what schmedley is all about – we have embraced the web as a platform – to deploy a suite of web services applications that handle the most common, daily tasks of a broad range of internet users. Broken down by category, each application (schmedley “channel”) is represented by an icon in the schmedley toolbar at the top of every page.