A while back, I made a little Gadget to deliver a rotating image from the Google Image Index. It is semi-popular, usually from those that just need a little distraction while couped up in cubicle world.
Yesterday, I read a nifty Lifehacker tip about embedding your Google calendar on your Windows Desktop. Today it struck me, why not embed my Gadget on the desktop? So I did. And it was extremely easy!
I generated the code to embed on a HTML page, saved it to a file on my local computer, and added it as my Active Desktop background (right click desktop, customize desktop). Less than 5 minutes for a full days worth on enjoyment! You can’t really ask for anything better nor simpler!
Sure you can! Extended it to Real Estate! The little image viewer above is a quick proof-of-concept. It simply uses the gadget I already had, and points it to a real estate image search, in this case Miami. So how could you take this one step further?
The gadget could be revamped to pull from only your listings, and placed directly onto your website. Customize different feeds per client so they can have a rotating hotsheet right on their desktop. You can add additional listing information as well as links to the property detail page. I can see a lot of great ideas starting with just a simple image rotator.
Go ahead, go crazy, and let us know – we’d love to showcase different utilities that you’ve been working on!