What are Widgets?
With that name we designate some small applications that can work on the desktop of the computer, in the browser or both, depending on the widget or the platform on which it works.
Widget is an abbreviation of the words “window” and “gadget” (“window” and “device”). In effect, a widget is a mini-computer application that appears as a small window or box.
In general, it is used to have quick access to frequently used programs or functions, or to connect with other applications available on the Internet.
Normally they work if we are connected, interacting with some Internet engine,
The widgets that only work in the web environment began to be called “gadgets” (“gadgets”, “gossip”). The most famous were those of Google, but now that they have spread to the desktop and are still called “gadgets” it has been unleashed some confusion. Anyway, “gadgets” and “widgets” come to designate practically the same class of things.
There are times when we must download a program or platform, so that they can work on our desktop.
Different kinds of Widgets
Widgets can be 4 types:
The widgets desktop,
the widgets for the web,
the widgets for mobile and
* Desktop Widgets (the best known) are interactive downloadable tools that we insert on the computer desktop.
The most common are applications to find out about the weather, a clock, a search engine, a game, a post-it, etc.
* Mobile Widgets are similar to Desktop Widgets but for the interface of a mobile phone. Despite how small the screen resolution of a mobile phone may be, this type of Widget is perfectly adapted to provide high-quality interactive services.
* The physical Widgets (Widget Station) are compact interactive mechanisms that have integrated several typical functions of the Widget used on a computer. The most common functionalities of these mechanisms are alarm clock, weather information, Internet information, etc.