Tuesday, April 28, 2009

ClearSpring and publishing content on social sites

Widget and spreading content
To spread content in your website, widget is the most suitable way.  Most of end users like to see content of a website without going to that site directly. 

We have 2 ways to publish widget: copying and pasting publising script manually  or direct publishing.

In the real world, it's difficult to implement direct publishing feature on widget without contacting  target social networks to call their private API.  Moreover, social web is always growing, and has an ever-changing set of APIs, so adding new destinations and handling complex integrations is a challenge for us.

What and why ClearSpring?
ClearSpring is a widget platform to help us to implement manual and direct publishing feature easily.  Currently, they've integrated with over 80 social destinations and are trying to increase the number of destination more.

Just using some lines of code in ClearSpring API, we can create an interesting widget with the ability to spread content in most of famous social sites.


Please have a look on some screenshots of widgets that we've implemented in recent projects:



Publish widget content on your site using OnPage ClearSpring API




Publish content on widget (when it's shown in social network) using Widget API.

Have you ever tried ClearSpring API? Do you think it's interesting?
I am very happy to share with you my experience with ClearSpring widget platform