Embed Ninite in your site
Last week we highlighted our new simple sharing URLs like: http://ninite.com/firefox-skype
Now we have another great sharing option: Embedding a Ninite selection page in your blog or website. Here’s an example with some web browsers:
Pretty neat! The code for that is:
style="border: none; width: 650px; height: 240px;"></iframe>
You can just paste that code into your page and you’ll have an awesome browser installer maker. It’s super simple.
If you look closely at the iframe’s src= url you can see another new feature: selection limiting.
You can actually choose any subset of apps from the Ninite frontpage to go in an embedded Ninite selector by setting the only= query string argument. Just string together their codenames with dashes. You can also make a list of codenames by creating an installer with the apps you want at ninite.com and then copying the last part of the installer page url (after ninite.com/).
You may need to adjust the iframe’s height depending on how many apps you add and if you want it to scroll.
The only= argument also works with the Ninite homepage, so if you don’t want to overwhelm a friend with all the apps on Ninite you can send them to: http://ninite.com/?only=firefox-skype-chrome-flash-flashie-vlc-dropbox
This can also be combined with the select= argument, so you can do something like: http://ninite.com/?only=firefox-skype-chrome-flash-flashie-vlc-dropbox&select=chrome-skype
You can start using these new sharing features right away. Just like with Ninite installers there’s no need for any signup or setup. It absolutely is the easiest and fastest way to share, install, and update apps.
We’d love to hear about what you make with these new features. Let us know on our feedback page or @ninite on twitter.