Activity Stream POST with Embedded Experience
Added by IBM contributorIBM | Edited by Claudia R Elbourn on June 9, 2015
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Embedded experiences allow the user to create a customised experience for anyone who clicks on an event. The example below references a Google wisdom gadget so that you can see exactly how a gadget reference works without building one. In a real deployment, it is likely that you would want to include some context information with a gadget reference so that the appropriate object could be displayed rather than a generic embedded experience.

POST content

 "generator": {

"image": {"url": "/homepage/nav/common/images/iconProfiles16.png"},

"id": "demoapp",

"displayName": "Demo Application",

"url": ""


  "actor": {

  "id": "@me"


  "verb": "post"

, "title": "You have been receiving Wisdom !",

  "content": "<b>You</b> have been receiving <i>wisdom</i>",

  "updated": "2012-01-01T12:00:00.000Z",

"object": {

"summary": "Daily pearls of wisdom",

   "objectType": "note",

    "id": "wisdom1",

   "displayName": "Wisdom",

    "url": "",


,  "openSocial": {

"embed": {

"gadget": "",

"context": {"id":"12345"}




  • The embedded experience context above is unused by the gadget in question.