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Dec142008

Two Small Year-Ender Projects: Kringlr and MMFFMovies

Well it's the last month of the year, folks, which for most of the world means "Christmas" and for most Filipinos, also means "Metro Manila Film Fest." For the former, I put together a kris-kringle organizer called Kringlr, and for the latter, I've built a MMFF Movies widget for use on various social networks.

Kringlr was mostly built for this one particular party, but I figured I could add multi-tenancy and still be able to turn over the project in under 48 hours. The end result is obviously very spartan, but it fits our needs nicely.

The MMFF Movies widget, meanwhile, was a result of playing around with Sprout today. The widget-builder concept is interesting, and for the vast majority of widget creators out there, the available tools on Sprout and its competitor ClearSpring are probably more than enough. As it stands though, I was unable to do anything more interesting than throwing together a few feeds and a polling system (and the poll itself isn't even Sprout-native). In exchange for this relative inflexibility, you're able to push your widget out to an inordinate number of social networks without having to worry about compatibility, and without having to muddle your way through a single web service.

Merry Christmas, Internets.

Reader Comments (9)

Oh no!!! Looks like there is an error on that kringlr link :(

December 15, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterHunter

Kringlr concept is great! My family has a kris kringle every year, and there's always some sort of mishap (losing the name of the kid, getting your own name, knowing who your mommy is). So I'd really like to see this work... problem is the site isn't working as flawlessly.

December 15, 2008 | Unregistered Commenternoelperlas

noel: i released it a little too late for most people's kris-kringle's i think. the good news is, we've now got a whole year before people will need to use it again ;)

December 15, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterluis

Как бы мы все не старались все равно будет так, как задумала вселенная. Пока я читала мой мозг умер.

January 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAndr2

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