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MacRumors
Aug 9, 2007, 08:59 PM
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Apple has released a web widget that allows users to embed their recent iTunes Purchases, iTunes Reviews and iTunes Favorites into their website, blog or social networking profile. The new service is called My iTunes (http://www.apple.com/itunes/myitunes/)
iTunes is giving you an effortless way to keep your friends up-to-date with your favorite music, TV shows, movies, and more. My iTunes widgets are simple, self-updating add-ons for your web page, social-networking profile, or blog.

Use My iTunes to share your top reviews, favorite artists, and new music, movies, and TV shows from the iTunes Store with anyone who visits your site.

To start, you need to log into the iTunes Store. From there you click "Enable My iTunes" from your profile and check of which features you want to display:

• My iTunes Purchases - The most recent music, music videos, TV shows, and movies you’ve purchased from the iTunes Store.
• My iTunes Reviews -Music, music videos, TV shows, and movies you’ve given a 4- or 5-star rating on the iTunes Store.
• My iTunes Favorites - The artists whose music you’ve purchased the most from the iTunes Store.

The end result is the following Flash widget:

174830074[/itunes-purchases]
[i]Musical taste of David Kirk (& kids) of Tech Recipes (http://www.tech-recipes.com/)

Article Link (http://www.macrumors.com/2007/08/09/my-itunes-widgets-from-apple/)



arn
Aug 9, 2007, 09:00 PM
We've enabled this tag temporarily for people to share their itunes.

Instructions: To embed your own into the forums, you need to get your "userid" from the Get HTML Code URL from iTunes after you've enabled My iTunes.

Click on Get HTML Code
81964

Copy the UserID from the URL
81963

then use

81965

kymac
Aug 9, 2007, 09:07 PM
thats pretty awesome. i think it will open up a lot of people to new music. ..and fill up the pages of threads really quick.

levitynyc
Aug 9, 2007, 09:11 PM
To embed your own into the forums, you need to get your "userid" from the Get HTML URL.


Where is that?

yukon0013
Aug 9, 2007, 09:13 PM
After you get your my itunes page up on safari or firefox or whatever then you make it how you want it to appear then there's a button to the left that says copy code .. i think .. it the top button of the two choices.. you click that then at the end of the url is your userid.

levitynyc
Aug 9, 2007, 09:14 PM
[itunes-purchases]61416680[/itunes-purchases]

Pretty sweet.

voidptr
Aug 9, 2007, 09:15 PM
So now Apple likes Flash?

How are all these widgets and the new .Mac photo gallery stuff supposed to work on my iPhone?

Peace
Aug 9, 2007, 09:16 PM
This is cool..

It also leads me to believe flash is coming to the iPhone ;)

[widget removed, not working]

minik
Aug 9, 2007, 09:23 PM
I noticed that couple nights ago. Good stuff.

lozanoj83
Aug 9, 2007, 09:25 PM
[itunes-purchases]92255024[/itunes-purchases]

Now if only they were to put like Last.fm's recently played, it would be so awesome
but i doubt that will happen soon enough

sigh

jbembe
Aug 9, 2007, 09:25 PM
That is pretty cool... looks like a good way to learn about interesting new music from people, but some of the websites out there are absolutely awesome for this. I guess apple paid attention when sites like Last.fm were bought by CBS for 280 million...

http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20070530-cbs-wants-to-be-an-audience-company-buys-last-fm-for-280-million.html

Rojo
Aug 9, 2007, 09:27 PM
Cool, I guess -- but also limited. I wish it wasn't so focused around iTunes purchases. It would be cool if we could set it to most played songs and/or bands on iTunes. Or recently played.

I've bought a lot from iTunes over the years, but my purchases there are NOT a good representation of my overall music tastes.

I'll stick with my last.fm widget instead....

levitynyc
Aug 9, 2007, 09:28 PM
I love how Apple is really embracing Web 2.0 with Web Gallery and now this.

bdkennedy1
Aug 9, 2007, 09:29 PM
Are you guys sure you want the forums littered with these things? It's going to take forever to load the pages.

arn
Aug 9, 2007, 09:31 PM
Are you guys sure you want the forums littered with these things? It's going to take forever to load the pages.

Probably just a short term thing, or we may limit it to specific threads. just thought people would want to play with it

arn

Peace
Aug 9, 2007, 09:31 PM
Mine doesn't seem to work.

yukon0013
Aug 9, 2007, 09:34 PM
Yeah .. mine wasn't working either.

Anonymous Freak
Aug 9, 2007, 09:35 PM
So now Apple likes Flash?

How are all these widgets and the new .Mac photo gallery stuff supposed to work on my iPhone?

.Mac Gallery is pure AJAX (aka "Web 2.0", as His Steveness called it,) and thus works just fine on the iPhone.

This iTunes Widget, however, does not work on the Jesus Phone.

davak
Aug 9, 2007, 09:36 PM
Mine doesn't seem to work.

You have to give permission through iTunes to allow your information to be shared in the widget. One you do that, it'll start working.

You can find the setting in the account settings in the iTunes app.

Click the Manage My iTunes button to get it going.

nagromme
Aug 9, 2007, 09:36 PM
I like it... mainly because it shows Apple's not against Flash! :) Which means Apple and Adobe MIGHT be at work on a new Flash plugin for OS X... on iPhone.

I like the choice of blue, blue, blue, or blue as well :)

davak
Aug 9, 2007, 09:37 PM
.Mac Gallery is pure AJAX (aka "Web 2.0", as His Steveness called it,) and thus works just fine on the iPhone.

This iTunes Widget, however, does not work on the Jesus Phone.

Yeah, the widget is flash.

no workie on the iPhone, yet...

entropy1980
Aug 9, 2007, 09:39 PM
[itunes-purchases]34229541[/itunes-purchases]

levitynyc
Aug 9, 2007, 09:41 PM
Muse is awesome!

Lixivial
Aug 9, 2007, 09:42 PM
If this becomes widespread, I may have to break out the iPhone to do a majority of my browsing...

This is only strengthening my resolve against Flash on the iPhone.

levitynyc
Aug 9, 2007, 09:43 PM
I like how you can click through someone's list and it will automatically bring you to the iTunes page for that band or song.

davak
Aug 9, 2007, 09:45 PM
As long as I have known Arn, it is kinda sad that I have to whore out my pitiful iTunes account to get Arn to finally put my tech-recipes on the front page.

We have almost 100 Apple related tutorials (http://www.tech-recipes.com/apple_mac.html) and it takes sharing my wife's love of bad music (cough, Nelson, cough) to get some link loving from my ole buddy.

Gee, thanks...

;)

pdpfilms
Aug 9, 2007, 09:47 PM
Gotta love how this is all purchased based...

...not that I don't love the iTMS and buy regularly, I just think it's odd that there isn't any Top 100 Most Played or Recently Played widget. More incentive to buy, buy, buy I suppose.

mekkageo
Aug 9, 2007, 09:56 PM
Pretty cool. Looks like iTunes teamed up with widgetbox too. I found on their site as well: http://www.widgetbox.com/widget/my-itunes

They seem to let you make changes to the widget afterwards and make it easy to install in a lot of the popular places. Don't seem to do wordpress though but you can probably just grab the code for that.

JasonElise1983
Aug 9, 2007, 09:56 PM
[itunes-purchases]80442300[/itunes-purchases]


-JE

levitynyc
Aug 9, 2007, 10:00 PM
Gotta love how this is all purchased based...

...not that I don't love the iTMS and buy regularly, I just think it's odd that there isn't any Top 100 Most Played or Recently Played widget. More incentive to buy, buy, buy I suppose.

Its based on recent activity which has a short list. Some people have thousands of songs that they ripped from CD.

People play more and buy less. If your theory was true, then there would be a most played as it would tend to have more songs listed.

pdpfilms
Aug 9, 2007, 10:05 PM
Its based on recent activity which has a short list. Some people have thousands of songs that they ripped from CD.

People play more and buy less. If your theory was true, then there would be a most played as it would tend to have more songs listed.
Levity, i'd love to engage in conversation, but i'm not sure i understood what you were saying in the least bit.

JimmyDreams
Aug 9, 2007, 10:13 PM
Embedded in this widget code are instructions to scan your credit card transactions against iTunes registry for EACH song you place in the widget. If no valid purchase can be found, an automatic lawsuit is generated suing you for $3000 for copyright infringement.:(

If a valid transaction IS on file, the lawsuit code is bypassed in favor of code automatically putting your email on a 'if you liked song 'X', you'll LOVE blah blah blah' list. This email will be sent to you no less than 349 times a day.:o

Cynical??? :D What makes you say such a thing???

JimmyD

:apple::apple::apple::apple:

voidptr
Aug 9, 2007, 10:15 PM
.Mac Gallery is pure AJAX (aka "Web 2.0", as His Steveness called it,) and thus works just fine on the iPhone.

It appears to be 1/2 and 1/2. The "Carousel" bit looks like a whole lot of Flash to me...

MacJoe
Aug 9, 2007, 10:15 PM
The markup doesn't validate under XHTML 1.0 Strict so I won't use it on my site. Why can't Apple tools create valid markup?

entropy1980
Aug 9, 2007, 10:19 PM
It appears to be 1/2 and 1/2. The "Carousel" bit looks like a whole lot of Flash to me...

Carousel is flash... right click or ctrl click on it...

Rojo
Aug 9, 2007, 10:20 PM
Gotta love how this is all purchased based...

...not that I don't love the iTMS and buy regularly, I just think it's odd that there isn't any Top 100 Most Played or Recently Played widget. More incentive to buy, buy, buy I suppose.

Actually, I was just complaining about this too -- but the more I think about it, the more it makes sense. If everything is clickable and takes you to where you can buy the song, then obviously Apple doesn't want to open it up to NON-iTunes-purchases -- because that leads to the potential of clicking on songs that maybe AREN'T on iTunes. I personally don't see the problem with having a "that song is not yet available on iTunes" message popping up -- but I can also see why Apple might be worried of that happening too often. The widget won't seem as "smooth" then, and it may make the iTunes store seem limited.

I don't like it, but I get it.

mduser63
Aug 9, 2007, 10:28 PM
So now Apple likes Flash?

How are all these widgets and the new .Mac photo gallery stuff supposed to work on my iPhone?

Have you actually tried a .Mac photo gallery on the iPhone? It displays a version tailored for the iPhone; ends up looking quite similar to the iPhone Photos app really.

twoodcc
Aug 9, 2007, 10:33 PM
this seems pretty cool. i'll try it

synth3tik
Aug 9, 2007, 10:36 PM
yay, more Apple templates...

genshi
Aug 9, 2007, 10:47 PM
Gotta love how this is all purchased based...

...not that I don't love the iTMS and buy regularly, I just think it's odd that there isn't any Top 100 Most Played or Recently Played widget. More incentive to buy, buy, buy I suppose.

It's NOT all purchased based from what I've seen. It gives you a choice to show "Purchased" or "Favorites" or "Reviews" that you have written.

In any case, it is kind of neat to see what others have bought. Here's mine:

[itunes-purchases]8538699[/itunes-purchases]

(and yes, I purchased my own music, jido-genshi, only to test it!)

p0intblank
Aug 9, 2007, 10:53 PM
Nice! I didn't see this coming. :)

AidenShaw
Aug 9, 2007, 10:56 PM
What's "Itunes"? Is that like Napster, except that you're supposed to pay money for stuff?

ortuno2k
Aug 9, 2007, 11:01 PM
I don't know how to post this... :(
Nevermind...got it.
I don't buy a lot of stuff from iTunes, just singles here and there. I still rely on physical media (CDs) for my music.

[itunes-purchases]98910831[/itunes-purchases]

nlsmith
Aug 9, 2007, 11:14 PM
Carousel is flash... right click or ctrl click on it...

The Carousel is the only flash part. The rest of the gallery was built using SproutCore:

http://www.whump.com/moreLikeThis/2007/08/07/sproutcore-and-web-gallery/

voidptr
Aug 9, 2007, 11:28 PM
Have you actually tried a .Mac photo gallery on the iPhone? It displays a version tailored for the iPhone; ends up looking quite similar to the iPhone Photos app really.

I hadn't until you mentioned it, just viewed it in Safari on the desktop. Pretty slick, even if you lose some of the higher bells and whistles from the full version.

I still find it odd that Apple is using Flash for this iTunes widget though.

RADumas
Aug 9, 2007, 11:34 PM
Both iLike.com and Last.fm have similar functions and not tied to purchases at the iTunes store.

levitynyc
Aug 9, 2007, 11:35 PM
How long does it take for the Widget to update? I download a few songs tonight (after I posted my list on the 1st page of this thread) and it did not update yet.

Odd....

banjomamo
Aug 10, 2007, 12:09 AM
So like hey Apple! Do I get some kind of commission for all the songs I'll sell? Like gimme a free song for every 10 someone buys from my list or something.

nimbuscloud
Aug 10, 2007, 12:32 AM
.

[itunes-purchases]20891141[/itunes-purchases]

:apple:

nlivo
Aug 10, 2007, 12:55 AM
<embed name="my_itunes" align="top" width="435" scale="noscale" height="330" pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer" salign="lt" class="widget" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" quality="high" menu="false" src="http://ax.phobos.apple.com.edgesuite.net/flash/myitunes/myitunes.swf?feed=WebObjects%2FMZStoreServices.woa%2Fws%2FRSS%2Fmyrecentpurchases%2Fartworkheight%3D 53%2Fhtml%3Dfalse%2Fsf%3D143460%2Fuserid%3D93323086%2Fxml%3Fv0%3D7720&feedType=recent&cssPath=http://ax.phobos.apple.com.edgesuite.net/flash/myitunes/styles/lightblue.css&local=143460" allowScriptAccess="always"></embed>

nlivo
Aug 10, 2007, 12:58 AM
why didnt my code work!!! it's the just the one above with all the code and no widget thingy!!! ill try it again!!

<embed name="my_itunes" align="top" width="435" scale="noscale" height="330" pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer" salign="lt" class="widget" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" quality="high" menu="false" src="http://ax.phobos.apple.com.edgesuite.net/flash/myitunes/myitunes.swf?feed=WebObjects%2FMZStoreServices.woa%2Fws%2FRSS%2Fmyrecentpurchases%2Fartworkheight%3D 53%2Fhtml%3Dfalse%2Fsf%3D143460%2Fuserid%3D93323086%2Fxml%3Fv0%3D7720&feedType=recent&cssPath=http://ax.phobos.apple.com.edgesuite.net/flash/myitunes/styles/lightblue.css&local=143460" allowScriptAccess="always"></embed>

nimbuscloud
Aug 10, 2007, 01:05 AM
You have to type:

[ itunes-purchases ]your user ID[ /itunes-purchases ] with no spaces in between the braces.

bluebomberman
Aug 10, 2007, 01:23 AM
[itunes-purchases]77916796[/itunes-purchases]

Hmm. Wish I can set the default view to songs (I rarely buy albums these days). Plus, the Annuals (http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?id=200038280&s=143441) have worn out their welcome.

That said: SOL SEPPY!!! (http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?id=210000380&s=143441)

brooker
Aug 10, 2007, 01:25 AM
Actually, I was just complaining about this too -- but the more I think about it, the more it makes sense. If everything is clickable and takes you to where you can buy the song, then obviously Apple doesn't want to open it up to NON-iTunes-purchases -- because that leads to the potential of clicking on songs that maybe AREN'T on iTunes. I personally don't see the problem with having a "that song is not yet available on iTunes" message popping up -- but I can also see why Apple might be worried of that happening too often. The widget won't seem as "smooth" then, and it may make the iTunes store seem limited.

I don't like it, but I get it.


I think it is even more simple that this. The Flash widget only has access to iTMS info. It can't show what you are listening to, because it doesn't know. that would require a whole 'nutha level of integration with iTunes, and a lot of data that some people might consider personal being transmitted to apple.

So, anything you do or write or set in iTMS can be relayed to the widget. But not much else.

I bet they did this in Flash just to keep up good relations with Adobe. I'm sure Adobe felt a little snubbed with the iPhone's lack of Flash support, so now Apple is throwing them a bone. I agree with the above poster who said this makes iPhone browsing more appealing... the web could really do with less Flash-litter, please!

but... from a stock holder's perspective... Way to get more links to iTMS out there Apple! Click on myspacers! and on and on!

[itunes-purchases]71377271[/itunes-purchases]

mambodancer
Aug 10, 2007, 01:36 AM
So now Apple likes Flash?

How are all these widgets and the new .Mac photo gallery stuff supposed to work on my iPhone?

It works pretty neat. Now when you take a picture with the iPhone you can choose a web gallery to upload it to. Very cool. Also, when you select a webgallery to view on your iPhone, it looks alot like the photo section of the iPhone. You can flip through the picture thumbnails, then tap to select a picture to view full size. Very nice.

kkachurak
Aug 10, 2007, 01:41 AM
Do I get some kind of commission for all the songs I'll sell? Like gimme a free song for every 10 someone buys from my list or something.

Brilliant idea!

that would require a whole 'nutha level of integration with iTunes, and a lot of data that some people might consider personal being transmitted to apple.

Ya, that would be goofy. Not sure I'd like that. What if I go on a sudden Journey kick? I don't want people knowing about my sensitive side... :rolleyes:

McPaul
Aug 10, 2007, 02:34 AM
which "user ID" is supposed to go in this tagilne? the MacRumors UserID McPaul? my apple store ID?
-------
awwww nuts!

JQW
Aug 10, 2007, 03:36 AM
Now the problem is to work out how to modify my phpBB2 site to use similar kinds of tags.

DominicUK
Aug 10, 2007, 04:02 AM
The Filter (http://www.thefilter.com/) is pretty good and can also generate widgets like this. It also links to a Facebook app, should you like to do that sort of thing. It's pretty cool.

Shadow
Aug 10, 2007, 06:10 AM
Doesnt work for me :(

Digitaljim
Aug 10, 2007, 06:29 AM
This is pretty interesting, but Last.fm does it all a lot better.


It reminds me a little of when my friend had some plugin for MSN Messenger that showed what he was playing in Media Player. Much hilarity ensued in the computer lab at uni when we noticed him watching a few 20 second clips of "vivid hardcore" porn, followed by a number of Celine Dion tunes.

Ouch.


EDIT: One of Last.fm's offerings:

http://imagegen.last.fm/basicrt10/recenttracks/digitaljim.gif (http://www.last.fm/user/digitaljim/?chartstyle=basicrt10)

arn
Aug 10, 2007, 07:07 AM
sorry.. doesn't seem to work for some people. I threw together the vb tag... so it looks like it's a touch more complicated.

arn

koobcamuk
Aug 10, 2007, 07:22 AM
which "user ID" is supposed to go in this tagilne? the MacRumors UserID McPaul? my apple store ID?

I thought apple store ID, but it's supposed to be the "ID" given in the url string copied from the website. Didn't work for me however. Won't bother with it again. Shame it doesnt work.

koobcamuk
Aug 10, 2007, 07:23 AM
why didnt my code work!!! it's the just the one above with all the code and no widget thingy!!! ill try it again!!

....%2Fuserid%3D93323086%2Fx....

For example - you have to put

[itunes-purchases ]3D93323086[/itunes-purchases ]

[itunes-purchases]3D93323086[/itunes-purchases]

surfsofa
Aug 10, 2007, 09:05 AM
OK, so how do I get this embedded in my Facebook profile page?

genshi
Aug 10, 2007, 09:49 AM
... it is kind of neat to see what others have bought. Here's mine:

[itunes-purchases]8538699[/itunes-purchases]

(and yes, I purchased my own music, jido-genshi, only to test it!)

Has anyone found out why some of these are no longer displaying as they did yesterday. When I put this up on the forum (and my website) yesterday, it worked fine and showed all of my purchases, now it gives the message "There is no information from this iTunes Customer to display in this My iTunes widget". That's not good! I tried searching Apple's Forums and Support, but nothing.

Any clues from anyone as it seems it's happening to a few of us here.

morespce54
Aug 10, 2007, 09:57 AM
It's NOT all purchased based from what I've seen. It gives you a choice to show "Purchased" or "Favorites" or "Reviews" that you have written.

In any case, it is kind of neat to see what others have bought. Here's mine:

[itunes-purchases]8538699[/itunes-purchases]

(and yes, I purchased my own music, jido-genshi, only to test it!)

So it seems like the information is not available when the user is not connected... clever.
Do you know if you must be logged to iTMS or to the website (macrumors in this case) to show your widget (or actually, what's inside)?

morespce54
Aug 10, 2007, 10:02 AM
...Ya, that would be goofy. Not sure I'd like that. What if I go on a sudden Journey kick? I don't want people knowing about my sensitive side... :rolleyes:

Well, now we know... ;):D

genshi
Aug 10, 2007, 10:43 AM
So it seems like the information is not available when the user is not connected... clever.
Do you know if you must be logged to iTMS or to the website (macrumors in this case) to show your widget (or actually, what's inside)?

Not sure if that is it as I tried testing that by logging on (to the Apple site) and even opening my iTunes, logging on and purchasing something. I'm still logged on (for a couple of hours at least) and nothing...

Very strange and not cool if it's going to be this spotty.
:(

koobcamuk
Aug 10, 2007, 11:22 AM
Not sure if that is it as I tried testing that by logging on (to the Apple site) and even opening my iTunes, logging on and purchasing something. I'm still logged on (for a couple of hours at least) and nothing...

Very strange and not cool if it's going to be this spotty.
:(

Same. I was logged in and all of the above, and I still didn't get it to work. Won't ever use this - too much hassle!

nickbates
Aug 10, 2007, 11:38 AM
Same. I was logged in and all of the above, and I still didn't get it to work. Won't ever use this - too much hassle!

The frustrating thing for me is mine WAS working! And now it doesn't despite me being logged in and even making a new purchase. That's what doesn't make sense.

Any help from anyone would be greatly appreciated.

dontmakemehurtu
Aug 10, 2007, 11:59 AM
:(

stompy
Aug 10, 2007, 01:05 PM
Before I spill some obvious facts, a few comments. We're simply discussing the iTunes widgets here. Simply asking what iTunes is would have been enough. Now on to your comment on Napster...

Don't like iTunes yet? Well, then. Keep enjoying Napster. I'm neither here to convert you nor do I want to. I'm done.

He was just funning you (without the smiley).

fastbite
Aug 10, 2007, 02:24 PM
It is brilliant. We all analyze so much what Apple does that sometimes I feel we loose the big picture. I do on many occasions...

captunes
Aug 10, 2007, 02:44 PM
I developed this as a Google Gadget,

http://www.google.com/ig/directory?synd=open&num=24&url=http://www.captunes.com/google/itunesgadgetmini.xml

And you can just copy the following code to your web page. It is also auto updating as I update the code.

<script src="http://gmodules.com/ig/ifr?url=http://www.captunes.com/google/itunesgadgetmini.xml&amp;synd=open&amp;w=160&amp;h=350&amp;title=iTunes+Gadget+mini&amp;border=http%3A%2F%2Fgmodules.com %2Fig%2Fimages%2F&amp;output=js"></script>

pseudonymph
Aug 10, 2007, 06:15 PM
...napster vs itunes...
he was talking about old napster. way to take the bait

true777
Aug 10, 2007, 08:20 PM
Probably a good viral advertising move by Apple (advertising ITMS songs all over thousands of web pages without them looking like annoying ads), but the widgets look ugly, uninspired, and dated in their aesthetic design.

Last.fm (http://www.last.fm) does it MUCH better, and Apple should be able to do better, too -- it's amazing something as unpolished, non-sophisticated and non-refined got Jobs' approval.

Digitaljim
Aug 11, 2007, 12:40 AM
Apple should be able to do better, too -- it's amazing something as unpolished, non-sophisticated and non-refined got Jobs' approval.

Enough about the new iMac already.

;)

winmacguy
Aug 11, 2007, 05:59 AM
My first attempt.

I thought apple store ID, but it's supposed to be the "ID" given in the url string copied from the website. Didn't work for me however. Won't bother with it again. Shame it doesnt work.

Same for me.:o

mac2thefuture
Aug 11, 2007, 07:07 AM
Is this only available to the US of A :(

Beverlyhillbill
Aug 12, 2007, 11:22 AM
Neat idea. Surprised it took them so long, actually. I expected to see this about a year ago.

Does anyone know if additune, http://www.additune.com/ , plans to roll out widgets? (another music recommendation site that I found). Thanks.

RADumas
Aug 12, 2007, 04:03 PM
:(

I posted it and it shows the albums I've purchased, but if you click on one, rather than showing what's in the album, it does a funky routine of calling up the iTunes store and then refreshing the original page.

Why one would do this as opposed to the iLike or Last.fm widgets is beyond me. Those will show any tune you've played, favorites, and such, and if you add iLike to iTunes, it will show what people are listening to close to real time and let you sample most of the music, iTunes purchased or otherwise.

this gets 2 thumbs down:p :p

additune
Aug 13, 2007, 07:27 AM
As one of the creators of Additune, let me answer that with a big yes. We've been focused on polishing our Mac client so give us a little bit but definitely expect to see something soon.

Neat idea. Surprised it took them so long, actually. I expected to see this about a year ago.

Does anyone know if additune, http://www.additune.com/ , plans to roll out widgets? (another music recommendation site that I found). Thanks.

Evangelion
Aug 13, 2007, 07:38 AM
If this becomes widespread, I may have to break out the iPhone to do a majority of my browsing...

This is only strengthening my resolve against Flash on the iPhone.

If you hate Flahs, then Firefox with FlashBlock is your friend. Instead of Flash, you just get a "play"-button that you can use to view the Flash. Don't want to see any flash? Don't click on the button.

Evangelion
Aug 14, 2007, 02:51 AM
[itunes-purchases]95529361[/itunes-purchases]

EDIT: Damn, why isn't it working :(?

EDIT2: Also, I noticed that while the widget does work in my blog for example, it does not display all my purchases. It doesn't display my first seven purchases at all. Is there a time-limit or something to how far in the past it displays that info?

daytripper
Sep 16, 2009, 11:25 AM
"This widget is currently unavailable. If you created it, be sure to sign in to iTunes and select Enable My iTunes."

I just found these widgets while creating a web page on iWeb. I can get the "purchases" and "reviews" widgets to work using the HTML snippet widget in iWeb, but the "favorites" one keeps telling me to enable my iTunes. It obviously already is. I've checked the code as best as I know how and I seem to have the correct userID in the code like the other two widgets. Any ideas as to why I can't get this ONE widget to work?

bobsbarricades
Sep 16, 2009, 08:18 PM
So now Apple likes Flash?

How are all these widgets and the new .Mac photo gallery stuff supposed to work on my iPhone?

I'm with you man - doesn't make any sense to me =(