Google launches Themes API for iGoogle

Announcement
anuary 16, 2008

Today, Google announced the release of the iGoogle Themes API, which allows for user-generated iGoogle Themes. Now, anyone who can build a webpage can design an iGoogle Theme. Opening themes gives users more options for personalizing iGoogle pages, whether that be through creating new themes, or through choosing a user-created theme.

Developers are an important part of our innovation ecosystem and we’re always striving to release tools to help them innovate in new directions that will ultimately make the web richer for all users. With the iGoogle Themes API, developers can design and share a theme with the tens of millions of iGoogle users around the world, providing even more options for users to customize their iGoogle experience.

To jumpstart the development of iGoogle Themes, we’ve released custom themes from innovative designers Yves Behar, Mark Frauenfelder, Troy Lee and John Maeda. These themes are great examples of creative, high-quality themes and we hope will inspire theme designers.

Along with the release of the iGoogle Themes API we’ve also created a themes directory. Similar to the Google Gadgets directory, this directory allows users to find and select a theme for their iGoogle page.

To learn more about iGoogle Themes API, go to: code.google.com/apis/themes/