AddThis now supports widget sharing

AddThis Supports Widgets and Web Pages

Today, we are happy to announce that AddThis now supports widget, or embeddable-content, sharing in addition to Web page sharing. Clearspring created the first widget-sharing platform, Launchpad. We have taken the best features from Launchpad and are making them available via AddThis. The result is a faster-loading, easier-to-implement platform that can share and track both widgets and Web pages. And best of all, it’s free!

In fall 2008, Clearspring acquired AddThis, the number one bookmarking and sharing service for Web pages. Our vision was to establish a universal sharing platform for the Web – a single platform empowering online publishers and advertisers to enable their users to share any content (widgets, Web pages, etc.) with anyone, anywhere.

It is so exciting to be taking such a big leap toward that vision. AddThis is our universal sharing platform.

Over the next several months, Launchpad users will be joining the AddThis Community. As they do so, we will continue to improve our ability to share widget content with more destinations, analytics and other great features.

It’s been a tremendous year. AddThis now reaches over 600 million users across the world, up from just 200 million last year. We now support over 200 total services and 50 languages, all with the help of our amazing community.

Thank you for your continued support. We’re excited to see what the next year will bring.

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  • http://www.netfills.com Frank

    Can I also build widgets with AddThis?

  • http://www.clearspring.com justin

    Frank, you can absolutely make widgets shareable using AddThis. Here’s a doc with more info on how.
    http://addthis.com/help/embedded-content

  • Frank

    Justin, I read that videos can be embedded. But what I need is an iframe solution to contain html pages and then share it with AddThis in iGoogle.

  • http://www.clearspring.com justin

    Frank, thanks for your follow up. We’re talking about this and hope to have a solution for you soon.

  • http://www.evonywidgets.com adrian

    what do i need to do with my widgets? i simply used a wrapper. instructions for transition are massively unclear. if i had wanted to use addthis i would not have created widgets. i expect you to do the work of my widgets transitions. why should i redo what has taken long hours to do?

  • http://www.clearspring.com justin

    @Adrian, here’s instructions on how to make your widgets shareable using AddThis.
    http://addthis.com/help/flash-overview

    You can use our sharing APIs to adding sharing into your widgets.
    http://addthis.com/help/flash-installation

    You can also use your existing AddThis button to make your widget shareable from your page.
    http://addthis.com/help/embedded-content

  • Matt Rix

    So unless I’m missing something, it’s no longer possible to create actual Widgets using AddThis like we could with Clearspring? Yes, we can have share links in any flash piece, but you will no longer be offering a container that does the majority of the different types of widgets for us(ie. yahoo widgets, gadgets, etc.)

  • http://www.clearspring.com justin

    @Matt, correct. There is no hosted container that you can wrap content with to make a widget shareable like Launchpad. But… have you seen some of our Flash widget sharing code examples? They should help. – http://addthis.com/help/flash-examples

  • http://www.lovelifeau.com Melissa

    @Justin – Thank you for this. I have been struggling to make my widgets shareable and the link above in your reply has answered my question. Thx!

  • Joel

    Is there a way to provide embed code for users to copy/paste onto their own sites/blogs? All the examples I see are only for social networking links.
    Thanks!

  • http://www.clearspring.com justin

    @Joel, because we’re no longer wrapping a widget, we wouldn’t be providing the interface for the getting someone to grab the embed code. That’d be up to you to provide box with the embed code for someone to copy and paste. Here are two examples of people who did this very well. – http://addthis.com/blog/2010/02/09/what-do-the-gorillaz-and-team-usa-have-in-common/

  • http://www.interactiveshaq.com/ interactiveshaq

    Now, I can build widgets with AddThis.And wrap content with to make a widget shareable like Launchpad. It is cool social networking community. Thanks for sharing.

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    There is no hosted container that you can wrap content with to make a widget shareable like Launchpad.

  • http://www.buyshopexpress.com Ad

    Thank you for this. I can make a widget shareable like Launchpad.

  • http://www.cinselsohbete.co.cc cinsel sohbet

    Justin, I read that videos can be embedded. But what I need is an iframe solution to contain html pages and then share it with AddThis in iGoogle.

  • http://www.clearspring.com justin

    @ผลบอล, correct.

    @cinsel, this is something that we’re working on but don’t have available yet.