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API, Gadgets, and Tabs, oh my!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007 at 1:05 PM

Today, we're excited to release a Google Finance tab on iGoogle. This tab is a dashboard of financial gadgets which enables you to add, customize and share your Google Finance experience. But here's what's extra cool about these gadgets -- they now have communication skills and can "talk" or "sync" with each other.

As part of this release, we're introducing a bunch of new gadgets, including:

- Top Movers
- SnapQuote
- Related companies
- Company overview
- MiniChart
- Company Sector

Ready to see this tab in action?

But wait, there's more! If you're a developer, we just made it easier for you to make a stock market gadget with our new API. The gadget API for market data provides a framework so developers can display stock market information from the American, Nasdaq and New York stock exchanges within a gadget on Google properties. Unfortunately, due to data licensing restrictions, we couldn't open this API for display on any platform. However, we believe this is a great start in providing easier access to stock market information and hope you have fun with it.

For more specific information, please refer to the following:

- gadget API for market data specs
- Inter gadget-communication documentation
- Discuss with other gadget developers

As always, please let us know what you think in the comments below!