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July 6, 2016updated 22 Sep 2016 12:38pm

What are widgets?

They exist for both mobile and web, and TVs are also about to get their own.


A widget is an external application that can be added to a device as an app or to a web page as a piece of software.

Widgets are applications that could have different functions, but are usually solely intended to serve one purpose.

In web pages, web widgets are varied and can be anything from a weather information ‘window’ to a widget tracking the stock exchange.

The first web widget was created by Trivia Blitz in 1997 and was a game applet offered by

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