ClearSpring Dumps Widgets for Ad Revenue March 5, 2010Posted by ActiveEngine Sensei in ActiveEngine.
If you’ve frequented this blog you’ll have noted that Sensei likes to pick a theme song to add to the bombast of his message. The cool little boxes that you can click and play a tune are widgets made by ClearSpring, and GrooveShark – the free music service – and you used to be able to include them in your posts directly with WordPress.
Well nothing lasts forever and ClearSpring is dumping their widget platform entirely in order to focus on Ad Revenue. “Deprecate” is the polite term. Oh, and its replacement will only be visible in WordPress’s side bar.
This will not turn into a rant, as other developers are screaming about this. Rather, Sensei thinks he’ll have a neat work around that he’ll tell you about real soon. It promises to be cool, easy to use with WordPress, and employ some really good technology that Sensei has talked about in previous posts. Yep. It will be forged in the ActiveEngine and hopefully be of use to WordPress.com bloggers.
With a bit of nostalgia, here’s a widget. Play it and rock.
Editor’s note: As of 1/1/2011 the ClearSpring Widgets no longer display. Workaround is pending.