KDE is becoming more social and developers are working to include Internet and social network sites right into the KDE desktop. A student developer, Marty, has created an KDE plasma widget as his GSoc project, which allows you to interact with Facebook, Twitter and Identi.ca from your KDE desktop.
The program is quite usable, and also available online for users to try out. The program consist of three parts:
- KOAuth library that manages and stores authentication details with different social networks. Passwords needs to be provided to integrate services, but they are not stored locally.
- Akonadi Social Units: Which fetches avatars and other data to be displayed in the social feed.
- Social Feed: which is the UI for displaying news feeds and tweets from social networks on your desktop.
The current implementation looks somewhat like this.