Social Media Gadget for EPiServer 6 CTP2
Here’s my entry for the EPiServer gadget contest.
It’s a social media gadget – you can use it to track what’s being said about your site, brand or business through a number of different channels, including Twitter, Google blogs search, Google news search and Flickr.
It’s designed to be as easy as possible to set up and use. It gets feeds from the public methods from the Twitter, Google and Flickr APIs so you don’t have to mess around entering API keys to get it to work. You just enter a key phrase in the setup screen and you’re away.
Installing the gadget
I have put together an installer that can be used in the EPiServer Deployment Centre. It will install all the necessary files in an EPiServer 6 CTP 2 website as well as adding in the necessary entry to web.config.
The installer can be downloaded from here (zip archive, 42kb).
The source code is also freely available - setup instructions are included in a readme.txt file in the root of the project.
The source code lives here (zip archive, 90kb).