Dashboard software-as-a-service provider Netvibes and enterprise Java platform builder eXo have teamed up to create Netvibes Studio, a cloud-based development environment for building cross-platform widgets. Widgets built with Netvibes Studio can run in any browser, and can be deployed instantly into the Netvibes environment. Better yet, they will work in most major widget platforms, including iGoogle, Windows Vista, Apple Dashboard, Live.com, iPhone, Opera and more.

eXo released its hosted IDE earlier this year. Its features include versioning, Java validation and REST service discovery.

Netvibes shifted from being a consumer-centric RSS dashboard to building enterprise dashboards a couple years ago.