As the Kynetx Fanboy I wanted to share with you a tip on how to build and distribute a web toolbar for your clients, fans or family. But this will be hard, right? You'll need expert developer skills, right? No! If you know how to use a web browser and can cut & paste text, then you can build it. Really!

Here's the short version, well it's actually the long version too. Signup for an account at Wibiya and build yourself a web toolbar. Wibiya has a couple of dozen widgets that you can add to your toolbar. May I suggest that you start off simple, and add more widgets as you need them. After configuring your toolbar the only thing that you need from your Wibiya account is the invocation code. Select the "Edit Toolbar" button, then select "Install Again".


Select the the button at the bottom labeled "Install on websites and other blog platforms."


The code will look something like this:


The only portion that you will need is the source URL inside the quotes:
http://cdn.wibiya.com/Toolbars/dir_0573/Toolbar_573179/Loader_573179.js

Now let's build your Kynetx application. Visit the Kynetx Developer page and create yourself an account. Log into the Kynetx AppBuilder and click the "New App" button. Enter "Wibiya" as the name of the new application, then click "create". Add the following Use_Resource line in the meta section of your application:
use javascript resource "http://cdn.wibiya.com/Toolbars/dir_0573/Toolbar_573179/Loader_573179.js"

Congrats, you are done! Well, not entirely. You will need to add the list of domains that you want the application to fire on inside the dispatch section. And you will need to deploy and distribute the application. But those steps are well documented on the Kynetx website.

Do hope that this application has inspired you to build similar Kynetx applications. There are hundreds, perhaps thousands of web widgets out there which can be leveraged using this technique. As a matter of fact, the Aculis iSay application was developed using a very similar technique with the Disqus commenting system. Let me know what Kynetx applications you have built using this trick.

The KRL source code for this application is available as a gist on GitHub.

Enjoy!