Friday, November 20, 2009 at 3:03 PMAs Googlers, we love data. More data lets us make better decisions and make improvements to our products. As fellow gadget authors, we know that once you've developed a gadget, it can be difficult to get data that lets you know how your gadget is doing. The stats and comments in the directory are tailored for users, not developers, to help them make better decisions about which gadgets to install. Developers deserve a way to get data that lets them improve their gadgets.
Worry no longer! We're pleased to announce the launch of the iGoogle gadget dashboard, a place where developers can manage their gadgets and see detailed analytics about their gadgets' usage. Right now the dashboard allows you to see user numbers over time, number of gadget loads in home and canvas view, as well a geographic break down of users. We plan on adding more features to the dashboard in the near future which will give developers even more detailed information.
If you've already built an iGoogle gadget, go to the dashboard and add it. All you have to do is log in and enter the URL of any gadget you own or developed. Enjoy!
If you have any questions about the gadget dashboard, please visit the iGoogle Developer Forum.