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10 September 2009

With pleasure, Atlassian presents Atlassian Gadgets 1.0.

This is the first production release of the Atlassian Gadgets and Dashboards framework. JIRA 4.0 (currently in beta) will be the first application to use Atlassian Gadgets. In the new JIRA dashboard, you can add gadgets and personalise the dashboard display by moving the gadgets around, changing their colour, and changing other preferences to suit you.

The great thing about gadgets is that they're easy to write. Even a simple Google Gadget should work on an Atlassian dashboard. For closer integration with an Atlassian application, you can package your gadget as an Atlassian plugin. The Atlassian Gadgets framework uses OpenSocial to help our applications exchange data and components. This opens the door to new types of interoperability between enterprise and consumer systems.

Highlights of this Release:

Want to develop an Atlassian gadget?
Take a look at the gadget developer guide. Then see how to use the Atlassian Plugin SDK​ and wrap your gadget as a plugin.

Comments, Requests and Feedback
We would love your feedback. Please log your requests, bug reports and comments in our issue tracker.

Highlights of this Release

Drag 'n Drop Gadgets on your Dashboard

JIRA 4.0 (currently in beta) will be the first application to use Atlassian Gadgets. In the new JIRA dashboard, you can add gadgets and personalise the dashboard display by moving the gadgets around, changing their colour, and changing other preferences to suit you. Take a look at our ideas on what gadgets and dashboards do for you and how to use them.

Add New Gadgets to your Dashboard

Add gadgets to your dashboard from your gadget directory.

Add Gadgets to your Directory

The gadget directory displays all the gadgets that are available to users. These are the gadgets that users can add to their dashboard. If you have administrator privileges, you can add gadgets from Atlassian applications such as Confluence, JIRA and others. You can also add gadgets from other websites such as iGoogle. Many public gadgets will work on an Atlassian dashboard.

Write a Gadget

The great thing about gadgets is that they're easy to write. Take a look at our development hub. Even a simple Google Gadget should work on an Atlassian dashboard. For closer integration with an Atlassian application, you can package your gadget as an Atlassian plugin. See how to use the Atlassian Plugin SDK​.

Use OpenSocial in your Gadgets

Atlassian is taking OpenSocial behind the firewall and into the enterprise. The Atlassian Gadgets framework uses OpenSocial to help our applications exchange data and components. This opens the door to new types of interoperability between enterprise and consumer systems.

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