Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Orkut is planning to integrate Google Calendar API Data

Many of you may not be well aware of Google's API technology or how it works. You can find more information from here. But let me explain, In short, "Orkut users would be able to create, edit or delete and share events data from Orkut events with your friends". And maybe after to sync between Google Calendar and mobile devices; or create mashups with other Google services. However that would take a while because building an API is a complicated process. So friends would be able to share and update their daily schedules on Orkut for their friends to know what they are upto. This is confirmed, I have absolutely no doubt about it, Good move Orkut. ============================================= UPDATE: Surprise! Events feature has been removed by Orkut. Probably because it was still under development.
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Friday, August 1, 2008

[TIP] How to insert your custom pictures in Orkut Communities or Scrapbook (GIF Animations and JPG images)

Orkut allows GIF Animations and JPG from Picasa Web Albums and Orkut's Albums. This means that you can upload any animation, smileys , glitter text or any image you find on the web and use them while Scrapping or in Orkut Communities Posts.
Step1: Find any Smiley or any GIF's on the web or from Google Image Search Step 2: Save them on you PC. Step 3: Upload them on Picasa Web Albums. Make sure that you keep albums as Public Step 4: Open that image and Right Click to Copy Image Location and paste that in Orkut Communities or your friends scrapbook. You can just bookmark that album and open it on other tab whenever, so whenever you need some custom smileys or animations of your choice, you can get them quickly. Alternatively you can use Orkut Toolbar for adding many more smilies or custom animations. You might want a smiley posted by someone which is really cool. You must be knowing that you can just Right Click and select Copy Image Location. This you can add to your Orkut Toolbar. First download OTB for your browser: Download Orkut Toolbar * For Firefox 3 * For Firefox 2 Then Install it and Restart your browser to activate OTB. Now Follow these steps: 1) Select Insert a Signature > Customise > New 2) Paste the link (GIF or Image Link from Album) in Signature 3) Select whatever description you want EX: Hehe or Angry Smiley Save it . Now you can use it even more quickly. Not sure how long Orkut will be allowing this. It's been a while that Orkut has allowed it, so hopefully they may not fix this. Have your own Style No Greasemonkey Needed. No Installation of Scripts. There is nothing to worry it is perfectly safe. RELATED: Follow through this Post in the community
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