This page contains tutorial videos on how to create Widgets and Live Text actions for those Widgets.
Widget and LiveText
technology allows users to automatically recognize patterns of data in emails and any unstructured text. Widgets then provides a set of custom defined actions, linking to existing web applications, pulling down an RSS feed, opening a gadget to get a map or a stock quote. The number of options are unlimited. The ability to build Widgets and Live Text is unlimited, and only requires using a simple wizard and at the most writing a regular expression for data recognition.
You can create Widgets in the Notes client and then use them in Notes and iNotes clients. The videos below give you a visual of how to create the different Widget types in the Widgets framework.
Creating Web Widgets:
Web widgets are widgets that are built using an existing web page/application. A web widget can be just a pointer to a web page wherein opening the widget opens the web page or a web widget can be used to get information you need efficiently and effectively using the power of Live Text.
The documentation for creating web widgets can be found here: How do I create a Web page widget?
All Web Widgets are supported in Notes and only a subset of Web Widgets are supported in iNotes. For each of the videos below, I call out if the widget will be supported in iNotes.
Creating Web Widgets Using HTTP GET:
You can wire data from documents into the parameters of a URL or into the path of a URL such that when the widget opens, it will show you information based on the data you wired. This video shows how to create a Web Widget using the HTTP GET option to create widgets such as these.
- creating a Web Widget that has a Live Text action that wires and address's zip code into the URL parameters on weather.cnn.com . This widget is supported in Notes and iNotes.
- creating a Web Widget that has a text selection action that wires selected text into the URL path on wikipedia.com. The widget is configured to open in an external browser.