Last updated on March 19, 2015

Widget Overview


Widgets are the building blocks of applications that describe data and visual elements. Almost all applications, both passive and interactive, can be created with a key selection of widgets. The most commonly used widget is the Media Zone widget. It is used for backgrounds, interface elements and content playlist zones.

Standard widgets available in Appspace

Media Zone

Build the visual foundation of any application with media content. From interface elements to video playlists, the media widget is highly flexible and can be layered to form rich media interfaces.



Display the current date and time with a wide range of formatting options. Display single or multiple clocks with different time zone offsets in an application.


Media Container

Create and manage multi-level menus containing media content and data for interactive apps. Link menu items to custom layouts and functions or sync with external data sources for automated updates.


Plain Text

Display static or dynamic text with a wide variety of formatting options including font styles, color, position and rotation. Scrolling text tickers are also fully supported.


Table Listing

Create table listings to display any type of tabular information such as event timetables, currency exchange rates or stock indices. Bind to external data sources for automated updates.


Flash Container

Embed Flash SWF files with extended scripting abilities. Create custom functions by passing variables between the Flash Container and the application for custom interaction and data communication.


Weather Widgets

Display live weather information for any location. Find locations by city, state, country or ZIP code. Different formatting options allow for the display of single or multiple day forecasts.


Event Calendar

Display scheduled information by hour, day, week or month with recurrence options. External information can be imported from third-party services such as Microsoft Exchange.



Create scrolling or fading tickers with text or media elements. Formatting options such as ticker direction and spacing can be customized.


RSS Viewer

Display live information from public or custom RSS feeds with extensive formatting options. All RSS components such as headlines, media and body content can be displayed in various layouts.


RSS Ticker

Create scrolling or fading tickers with RSS feeds. Formatting options such as ticker direction and spacing can be customized.


Remote Control

Create interactive applications that are controlled by the Cisco DMP remote control. The remote control widget turns any application into an intuitive interactive TV experience.


SIP Call

The SIP Call widget lets you connect to the Cisco Unified Call Manager and perform video calls directly from an app.