When we sat down to build the new fiddlefly platform, we put together a long list of initiatives that we wanted to accomplish to make our software the most incredible on the market. On that list were things like ease of use, speed, and functionality, but maybe the most important goal we set was to make sure the platform was extremely flexible. In web design, flexibility equals enhanced customization, and this week we have yet again taken strides to do just that.
Last week a customer came to us looking to include a mortgage calculator widget into his mobile site. The idea seemed like a useful one so we went ahead and found a custom Java Script for the widget and popped it into our system.
Not only does the calculator display the loan you won’t qualify for, it also utilizes the processors in individual phones rather than working off of a server, thus ensuring that the new feature does not slow down loading time.
Because the new widget was such a hit, it got us thinking. Why not set up a feature within the fiddlefly interface that allows the incorporation of ANY custom widget? Well naturally, that’s exactly what we have done.
Now when you are building mobile sites, you can simply drag and drop in the “Custom Code” feature, and either paste or write in the custom Java code for any widget or program you would like to incorporate on your site. You can host any images or files right on the platform itself and copy the URLs straight into your code.
This new feature lets you cater to the exact needs of clients and build them sites with features users need but no one else has. For restaurants, add a tip calculator to help streamline delivery. For an art gallery, add a slideshow widget to showcase some of the collection. No matter what business you’re building a site for, now you can offer unique and useful new options.
We here at FiddleFly know the importance of always trying to stay ahead of the mobile web. The market is always evolving and new features and operations like our custom widgets will not only help you keep up, they will help you lead the charge.
Let us know what you think about our new feature and tell us about some of the awesome widgets you have built or found. As always, follow and find us on Twitter @fiddlefly ,Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, and Pinterest.