Post by Mendel Chuang, Product Marketing Manager

Thanks for all your submissions to the Google Desktop Gadget Contest! We saw very creative gadgets and also some great uses of our advanced APIs. But we'll cut right to what you've been waiting for - the winners:

1st Place - diGGGadget by Marius and Yannick Stucki - This useful gadget helps you stay on top of the latest stories from digg.com. Click on a few buttons and you'll know why we think it's so great. It also takes advantage of our advanced APIs to allow for sharing of news with friends and personalization based on your interests.

2nd Place - Multiplayer Reversi Game by Turhan Aydin - This visually rich gadget allows you to immerse yourself in the fun game of Reversi. Not only can you play against the computer, but this gadget also takes advantage of our Google Talk API so that you can also play with your friends.

3rd Place - Day/Night World Clock by Beatrix Gottanka - We couldn't have designed a better world clock. Not only does it show you the local time, but there's also a map that changes with the night and day (and lots of other options as well).

There were so many good submissions that we had to recognize some honorable mentions. Check out the Google Desktop Blog to find out more. We hope you had as much fun learning to use the Google Desktop SDK as we did from these creative entries.