New features on the Developer Dashboard

Tuesday, February 16, 2010 at 11:03 AM

Last November we launched the iGoogle Gadget Dashboard, a tool to give our gadget developers more insight into how their gadget is used in the wild. For starters, we gave developers the ability to track their user count, pageviews, canvas views all over time, as well as the geographic distribution of their users. When we launched we promised more to come, and we're pleased to announce the release of several of the most requested features by our developer community.

You may have already noticed the newest additions to the dashboard, which we rolled out over the last week. Developers can now subscribe to their gadget's directory comments with their favorite RSS reader, so it's easy to stay current with your user's concerns and desires. If you're a developer with a lot of gadgets, we've added sorting options so you can keep gadgets ordered in the most useful way. Finally and for the first time, developers can easily submit and withdraw gadgets from the iGoogle directory, giving them even greater control over their presence on iGoogle.

We're firm believers in the principle that empowering our developers is the best way to bring a great iGoogle experience to our users, so we'll be listening to our developer community about the tools and data they need the most and the dashboard will continue to improve. In the meantime, you can play with the new version at:

Happy developing!