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JIRA 5.x Development Cookbook by Jobin Kuruvilla

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Accessing gadgets outside of JIRA

We have seen how to write a gadget and add it into the JIRA Dashboard. But have we made use of all the advantages of an OpenSocial gadget? How about adding them onto other OpenSocial containers such as Gmail or iGoogle?

In this recipe, we will see how to add a gadget in to Gmail. The process is pretty much similar for other containers as well.

How to do it...

The following is a quick step-by-step procedure to add a gadget to Gmail:

  1. Identify the Gadget URL for the gadget that we are going to add. We can find this URL from the JIRA gadgets directory, as shown in the next screenshot. In this example, we choose to add the Favourite Filters gadget:
  2. Go to Gmail | Settings | Gadgets and enter the URL, as shown in the next ...

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