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Widget

A generic term for any product, especially a manufactured product. It is used in text books and academic papers to provide an example without using specifics.
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They are personalized, always-accessible mini applications that sit on a handset to retrieve relevant information from the Web such as weather reports, sports updates and travel timetables.
These mini applications offer marketers branding opportunities, and create customer interactivity and loyalty.
Browser alternatives such as widgets or applets, which are mini applications that allow for content to be easily accessed from a home screen or with just a few clicks, can meet consumer demands for quick access to information," said David Schatsky, President of JupiterResearch.
com, a personalized dashboard of mini applications (minis), which helps its members manage their digital lifestyles.