The Unfuddle API and Widgety Goodness

Today, we are very pleased to announce the release of the Unfuddle API to all Unfuddle customers. This is a very exciting release for us all as it offers a tremendously powerful way to integrate Unfuddle into other applications and development processes.

APIThe Unfuddle API offers direct access to practically every aspect of your Unfuddle account. It is completely RESTful and offers all resources in XML and JSON, as well as a number of other formats where appropriate (RSS, iCal, CSV, and others). We have had a number of users also report success integrating the Unfuddle API with ActiveResource, the dead-simple RESTful client found in the recently released Rails 2.0.

For those of you who cannot wait to take the Unfuddle API plunge, more information, including examples, can be found in the Unfuddle API Documentation. There is also a forum in the Unfuddle Community dedicated to to API topics.

It should be noted that the Unfuddle API is still wearing it’s BETA hat. Thanks to the help of our beta testers, the vast majority of the Unfuddle API has reached equilibrium. However, we wanted to broaden the opportunity for feedback one last time before giving the API its final seal of approval.

Is that a Widget in your Stocking?

Unfuddle Mac WidgetIt’s also the holiday season for many of us…and that means presents. In celebration of the holidays and the new Unfuddle API, our designer David, has whipped together the first version of a Mac OS Dashboard Widget for Unfuddle. Now you can monitor project activity, create tickets, time entries, and more, all from the comfort of your Mac desktop.

The icing on the cake is that the Unfuddle Dashboard Widget actually leverages a huge portion of the JSON interface to the new Unfuddle API. Cool, huh?

You can learn more and download the Unfuddle Mac OS Dashboard widget here.

  1. December 13, 2007 Ken


    Ben says:

    Install the Dev Mode widget and you can drag this one to always display on your desktop.

    Thanks to David and Unfuddle!!!

  2. December 14, 2007 Scott M.

    A dream come true! Thanks guys!

  3. December 14, 2007 Justin Blake

    I might have to try unfuddle out now... nice work.

  4. December 14, 2007 Andrew P

    Could you make the same widget for windows vista sidebar :)

  5. December 14, 2007 DIRECTV vs DISH Network

    I should have known by the fancy-pants designs of this site that you were mac guys ;)

  6. December 14, 2007 dean

    How about a Google desktop widget for us PC users ?

  7. December 17, 2007 Andrew Embler

    First off...the widget is great. The only thing I find a bummer is that there's an extra screen for entering time (which we don't do on unfuddle at all) and yet there doesn't appear to be any way to modify ticket statuses from within the widget itself? From a workflow perspective that'd be really great for us...

    Nevertheless very nice...creating tickets through the widget alone is going to be very helpful. Nice work.

  8. January 4, 2008 Erik

    I'm having an issue with having two instances of the widget on Dashboard. Each is set to a separate unfuddle subdomain, and the second instance of the widget has the milestones of the first instance or doesn't show milestones at all. Activity, Messages and Tickets show properly in both widget instances.

    Anyone else experiencing this?

    Aside from this, I'm loving this widget!

  9. January 11, 2008 sam

    Anybody up for making a timer widget that clocks time and then lets you post it to tickets? The new widget is great but this would be more directly useful for us. woudl love to see TimePost integrate with Unfuddle too!!