One of the great things in Interact is the ability to configure the homepages with the library of widgets that are available.
There are two great widgets that can be utilised to create custom widgets these are IFrame and HTML widget. The functional opportunities for these are endless!
HTML widgets provide an easy way to embed functionality from many other systems into Interact. These can range from stock tickers, world clocks, weather forecasts, Yammer timelines and many more. These systems typically produce an 'embed code' that can be copied into an HTML widget allows you to include or embed relevant functionality as part of a homepage on your intranet.
A potential hurdle for this, however, is due to assumptions that are made by third parties. These can be invalid within Interact due to how widgets are loaded. In order to provide a user experience that is as responsive and informative as possible, widgets are loaded asynchronously. This ensures that the page is visibly loading, providing the user with positive feedback and assurance that something is happening.
The IFrame widget allows you to embed an external service via URL into a widget.
Updated almost 3 years ago