As you all may know I am a fan of the widget. Konfabulator was wonderful, Yahoo Widgets made them more ubiquitous, and of course Apple stole widgets from Konfabulator (and Widgets in Vista…have I mentioned Vista is very pretty).
Now, Opera has officially released version 9 complete with…you guessed it, widgets. These are similar to other widgets taking advantage of XML and JS to develop widgets, but they suggest they also support SVG natively. So far there aren’t any map widgets, but I am guessing that isn’t going to last very long. If you make an Opera based map widget (or any other map widget) let us know and we will share with the community. Hopefully, I will be able to get an intern to work on one tomorrow to go with our previous WMS Yahoo Widget.