Friday, June 11, 2010

User-Tag Widget. Explain your story!

Since we launched the Widget API we have received a lot of positive feedback to improve it. One of the biggest requests was the possibility to combine a UserID and Tag in the same widget to allow users to explain a story using a widget. I am happy to announce that this is live!

With a User-Tag Widget, you will be able to create a widget containing the images of your special occasion, your trip, that amazing excursion, or whatever you can imagine. You can create a widget to show your own photos but you can also create a widget to show the photos of others. You will just need to select the right user_id and tag combination.

Last weekend for example, I went hiking in Schwyzerland. I compiled my Panoramio images of that excursion in a tag and now I can embed them in a Slideshow in my blog:

To use this widget in your site or blog you can do it by just adding the following code:

<iframe frameborder="0" height="400" src="" width="400" scrolling="no" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0"></iframe>

Just remember to select the right user_id and tag.

There are other widget types you can use, like the Photo List Widget. For more information on those other widgets please check the documentation.

Feel free to use our Forum to discuss about this topic. We keep on working to improve the Widget API, and your feedback is more than welcomed!