I got firefox because chess.com told me to... I soon feel in love with the customizing of firefox and since then iGoogle too! There is one thing missing from my iGoogle homepage... CHESS! I think it would be awesome to put a little updater gadget on my iGoogle homepage! Make it small and just show the games I'm currently playing... make it like the online chess page! Would anyone else use this? I know I would!
you can already put an RSS feed of your games on there ;) when you are on your www.chess.com/echess/myhome.html look for the RSS button on the bottom-right or the star in the address bar :) then you will have your game RSS!
When I try to add the rss feed for my games on iGoogle the gadget simply says:
"Information is temporarily unavailable"
Even though I have games waiting my move. It works for my Google Reader account, but not on iGoogle. Any ideas?
hrmm... not sure. works for me? try leaving it open for a while...
I have the same problem as Tim
www.chess.com/rss/echess/USERNAME ? is that what you are using?
The old one got messed up so try this: (replace username here)
Here is the link that was in the thread. See comment above.
never mind. i cant seem to post the link. see the thread "iGoogle app" by amac for link
Bumping this thread to see if anyone has had any luck with this. I too get the "Information is temporarily unavailable" message in my gadget.
Every time I try it, it doesn't work... I don't know what to do other than try and get the staff to make a real gadget.
Semi-success! Here's my best guess as to why we see the "...unavailable" message: If you have no ready games it won't show you anything except that message. This morning I had only one ready game and lo and behold that one game is showing in the gadget. Instead of reading "It's not your move in any games" it gives us a default message telling us there is no data because there actually isn't any.
FYI - full chess.com igoogle integration coming in january!
awesome to hear!!! Thanks so much Erik, you're the man!
Bumping this to see if I can get an answer... I have still be unable to find the gadget. Any luck? Erik, any help?
on hold :(
Why? Seems to have some interest from members.
with limited resources you have to do bang-for-buck.
I'd love to see this :)
How come it works on my laptop with Internet Explorer, but not Firefox. And it does not work on my Work computer at all?