Do you have any references to the platform object?
No. Evidently the problem was solved by waiting. I assume Yahoo or the internet was having an intermittent problem because I attempted to install the widget just now and it succeeded and functioned properly. I wish the toolkit could distinguish between an internet problem and a widget problem.
This was happen to us all day today. Even on non-test Widgets -> NHL Gametime :bThe cloud is failing all over the place... Zencoder was down and now we're having issues with Heroku who hosts some of our Rails stuff.