Got anything planned for the 1st of June? Maybe you’re going on holiday or have tickets to a concert? Maybe you’ve arranged a date this far in advance? Or maybe, like me, you’ll be mourning the loss of Widsets and the fact that I’ll be losing well over 4,000 regular readers in one day. I got an e-mail, as has every user of Widsets, telling me that Widsets is being closed down and the service rolled into the Ovi Store as of the 1st of June. Yeah, slight problem there – it means that those of us who have widgets hosted on there will lose them unless we can quickly learn to program Web Runtime widgets.
I made a widget almost as soon as I could do so on Widsets and it fast became the highest rated (over 10% of my loyal readers have rated my widget, a much higher ratio than most professional widgets get) and most used personal blog widget on the service. I’m trying to come up with a way for my regular Widsets readers to continue reading this page with the ease they currently do via Widsets and I’m drawing a blank at the moment. The best I’ll be able to do is put up the link for my RSS and e-mail feeds and hope that some of you will copy it down to continue reading. For those that I lose, I just hope you’ve enjoyed my posts so far and that you’ve had as much fun reading them as I have researching and writing them.