Reinforcements in the war on slow

Friday, September 18, 2009 at 4:09 PM

On the iGoogle team we're always working to balance the needs of our users with the needs of our developers, to make sure we're creating an environment where everyone benefits. We want users to have access to the very best gadgets, hence we want to make sure we provide our developers with all the tools and information they need to create those gadgets.

Recently, we announced plans to mark gadgets in the directory that were especially slow to load. We have some new tools on the way that will help make it easier for developers to streamline their gadgets. So we've decided to hold off on labeling gadgets until we've released these new tools and give developers a chance to use them to improve their gadgets.

In the meantime, there are still plenty of things that can be done to fight gadget latency — be sure to check out our latency tips on Google Code, and our Latency Combat Field Manual!