Google has expanded on this idea of customization of their homepage and now you can come-up with your own custom widgets for the whole world to use. Within days of Yahoo releasing version three of its widgets, Google has made its API to make modules public for developers to create modules, possibly host them at Google base and view the content on their customized Google homepage. There are many samples to play with and a detailed guide to explore more. This place is sure going to swell in time to come.

While they may seem same, conceptually Yahoo?s widgets and Google?s modules are pretty different, Google?s modules, primarily XML, are pretty much meant for inline rendering of content on its own homepage, Yahoo?s widgets, based on Yahoo! Widget Engine or Konfabulator, may be more portable I suppose.