On 14 December 2009, Netflix quietly launched a pair of new widget builders, at
If you blog lots of movies and/or don't want to give up sidebar space for a static widget, the Bubble Widget is your friend. Here's a sample passage from our friends at Hacking Netflix:
Netflix New Releases for January 5th, 2010
Interesting titles include Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, The Final Destination, 50 Dead Men Walking, Big Love (Season 3), Chuck (Season 2), The Philanthropist: The Complete Series, The Good Witch, Trucker, and Adam.
The Bubble Widget is a single
SCRIPT tag, which should be included at the very bottom of your page like this:
To see it in action, mouse over any of the linked titles above.
The code for the first widget above looks like this:
<a href="http://movi.es/BVdT5" title="The Dark Knight on Netflix">The Dark Knight on Netflix</a> <script src="http://jsapi.netflix.com/us/api/w/s/sp100.js" settings="id=http://movi.es/BVdT5&w=132&h=tfn"></script>
Paste this into any Web page where you want the widget to show up, and you're done.
http://movi.es/BVdT5, you'll be redirected to The Dark Knight's Netflix page.
Special thanks to: Adam Platti, Andy Baio, Ava Hristova, Barney Mok, Bill Scott, Chad Dickerson, Chanel Wheeler, Christian Heileman, Dan Theurer, Dave Balmer, Douglas Crockford, Dustin Diaz, Ed Ho, Eric Miraglia, Gina Groom, Hedger Wang, Heidi Pollack, Isaac Schleuter, Jason Levitt, Jeremy Gillick, Jeremy Zawodny, Jimmy Byrum, Jonathan Trevor, Kim Trott, Leonard Lin, Matt McAlister, Matt McCarthy, Matt Sweeney, Micah Laaker, Mike Davidson, Mike Lee, Nate Koechley, Pasha Sadri, Paul Bakaus, Peter Michaux, Rasmus Lerdorf, Scott Schiller, Steve Carlson, Taylor McKnight, Thomas Sha, and Vickie Brewster.
There's a lot more lurking backstage; after a few more internal issues settle out, I hope to be able to present a much more in-depth look at how Netflix widgets work, and what else you can do with the technology behind them them.
Full documentation for Netflix API Version Two is on the way; stay tuned to
http://developer.netflix.com for further information.