Adsense widget for Geckoboard

enarion.net released a widget to display the revenues from Google Adsense in your Geckoboard.

Google Adsense widget for GeckoboardAll you have to do is to install the widget code (php-based) on your webserver and add a new custom widget to your Geckoboard widget. Various timespans (including today, yesterday, current month, last month) and values (e.g. ecpm, earnings and clicks) can be selected. Values are extracted in realtime from the Google Adsense account, providing up to the minute information.

The code is released under the GPL license and can be used and modified without charge.

Further information and the download can be found at http://enarion.net/tools/geckoboard-adsense-widget/.

About Geckoboard

You can create, run and share dashboards showing various key / performance values using the webservice Geckoboard. The setup is easy, there are many predefined widgets for various web services including Google Analytics, ZenDesktop, Mailchimp and various more.

About enarion.net

Providing open source tools and development knowledge to the public is the aim of enarion.net. It was founded by Tobias Kluge as home of phpSitemapNG years ago, a tool to generate Google sitemaps.

enarion.net redesigned and a bit refreshed

As you may have realized, enarion.net got a little facelifting. Finally the website runs with WordPress and got a new, cleaner layout.

The content is mostly migrated, only the German and partially Portuguese has been removed. All tools and libraries got a specific section. The content regarding phpSitemapNG has been trimmed.

What do you think about it?

phpSitemapNG

phpSitemapNG

phpSitemapNG is a free Google Sitemaps generator written in PHP, but also generates RSS-based, txt-based and HTML-based sitemap files. It will spider your website and also your filesystem (of course, as you prefer). You can download and use it for free, the licence is GPL.

You can try the demo crawler to get an impression of the quality of the crawling engine and also create an initial sitemap.

To use phpSitemapNG start with downloading phpSitemapNG and follow the steps described at the bottom of the pages to install and setup phpSitemapNG properly.

Please note that this software is not developed anymore and only available “as is”.

Related information

phpMicroformats – PHP class library for microformats

About phpMicroformats

phpMicroformats is a PHP class library that helps to generate valid microformats for e.g. calendar events (hCalendar) or vcards (hCard). It is released under GPL license.

About Microformats

Microformats are specific enriched html structures that both helps humans and computers to understand the content. There are formats for calendar events called hCalendar – based on vCalendar format – and vcards – based on vCard format – and more.
The advantage of using microformats is that it is easier for humans to understand but also for computers to interpret and understand. Since it is using wildly accepted standards as (x)html enriched with some specific but limited classes, it can be easily implemented.

Advantages

  • Based on wildly accedpted standards as xhtml
  • Defines specific formats for limitd domains as e.g. calendar data or vcards
  • Helps to classifiy and structure data for both humans and computers
  • Will help computers to better understand the content of websites
  • Can be integrated and used easily with full backward compatibility.

Disadvantages

  • Maybe a bit more work to encode the data in the required formats.
  • Up to now only a few formats are set up for limited domains.
  • Not officially used by search engines spiders up to now.

Requirements for phpMicroformats

There are no special requirements besides PHP.

Usage of phpMicroformats

  1. Download phpMicroformats and copy the class phpMicroformats.class.php to your webserver.
  2. Experiment with the microformat examples available: Generate your first hCalendar or hCard entry.

Download

phpMicroformats Release 0.1 (supports hCalendar and hCard; ZIP-compressed)

Examples for generation of microformat entries

Sample code for encoding of a vcard

<?php
/*
* example php script that generates and outputs a hcard entry
*/

$myPersonalData = array(
‘name’ => ‘Steve F. Better’,
’email’ => ‘abuse-me@this-host-is-not-existing.info’,
‘org’ => array(
‘name’ => ‘The virtual company’,
‘title’ => ‘General chief of all’
),

‘location’ => array (
‘street’ => ‘Main street 15b’,
‘town’ => ‘Mainhattan’,
‘zip’ => ‘22912’,
‘state’ => ‘Main country’,
‘country’ => ‘Countrinidad’
),

‘phone’ => array(
‘home’ => ‘+1 123 66 71 292’,
‘cell’ => ‘+1 123 88 72 121’
),

‘photo’ => ‘http://non-existing-domain.com/no-image-available.jpg’,

‘im’ => array(
‘skype’ => ‘echo-chinese’,
‘aim’ => ‘ShoppingBuddy’
)
);
require_once(
‘phpMicroformats.class.php’);
echo
phpMicroformats::createHCard($myPersonalData);
?>

Sample code for encoding of a calendar event

<?php
/*
* example php script that generates and outputs a hcalendar entry
*/

$myEvent = array(
‘name’ => ‘Release party of phpMicroformats’,
‘begin’ => time(),
‘end’ => time()+2*60*60, // duration: 2 hours

‘location’ => array (
‘street’ => ‘Main street 15b’,
‘town’ => ‘Mainhattan’,
‘zip’ => ‘22912’,
‘state’ => ‘Main country’,
‘country’ => ‘Countrinidad’
),
‘url’ => ‘http://enarion.net/phpmicroformats/’
);

require_once(‘phpMicroformats.class.php’);
echo
phpMicroformats::createHCalendar($myEvent);
?>