Google Toolbar Beta, the Toolbar API and a ComputerZen Google Toolbar Button
Dare isn't feeling the new Google Toolbar "T4" Beta. I'm loving it. It's brilliant that they're actually building community around a toolbar. Very cool. Their API, while Google-like in its obscurity (it's functional, and pragmatic, but pedantic) isn't hard to write to. It's all XML and URLs.
However, on the whole, the new Toolbar is a winner, and it's even more useful than before. I can't wait for a FireFox version.
Their Button API, called the Simple API, is basically a button manifest. So, since I started blogging really so I could Google my historical-self, I made a ComputerZen button for the Google Toolbar. It took about 10 minutes.
If you've got the new Google Toolbar, you can now:
Add the ComputerZen Button with one click!
You'll not only get to my site in a single slick, you also get a specific search for my site, and a populated dropdown of ComputerZen's Feed. Shiny.
Scott Hanselman is a former professor, former Chief Architect in finance, now speaker, consultant, father, diabetic, and Microsoft employee. He is a failed stand-up comic, a cornrower, and a book author.
Did you doze off in that paragraph and pick up later? :)
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