Saturday, November 24, 2007

Google Desktop Gadgets - Hall of fame

I earlier wrote about Google Desktop and its featured gadgets. This time I am going to write you about Hall of fame :).

Before you go in to details, Just visit this page.

Hall of fame

What do you think?

This is what Google says,

"We love our developers! The first time your desktop gadget or indexing plug-in is added to our directory and shared with millions of Google Desktop users around the world, we'll send you a developer appreciation package. Subsequent submissions give you a shot at other rewards. If some of your gadgets or plug-ins become very popular, you'll earn a spot in our Developers' Hall of Fame."

As they said, I got the developer appreciation package for my first gadget - Simple calculator

Now I have developed four gadgets and you can see them in this page.

As Google said, If some of our gadgets become very popular, we can earn a spot in Developers Hall of Fame.

So all in all my Calculator gadget become very popular and Now I have a spot in Developer Hall of Fame :-D

If you go that page you can find my Name and some details of my gadgets, but my photograph not there :(. I sent my details with photograph to Google Desktop and hopefully they will publish it in future.

Finally Thanks Lahiru who motivated me to develop Google Desktop gadgets :) (Thanks machan)

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Sahana

"Sahana is a Free and Open Source Disaster Management system. It is a web based collaboration tool that addresses the common coordination problems during a disaster from finding missing people, managing aid, managing volunteers, tracking camps effectively between Government groups, the civil society (NGOs) and the victims themselves.:.......

Thats what Sahana web site says.

I got the opportunity to join Sahana project in February 2007 as an intern. I have heard its recognition and reputation during my university career and at that time I did not think that I will get the opportunity to contribute to that project.

All the credits should go to Core developers (Chamindra, Pradeeper, Ravindra, Mifan and rest...). They have done a tremendous job to bring the project into this stage.

I love FOSS, I like to contribute to FOSS, So I just started to doing it now. :-D