Friday, May 14th, 2010

Detecting extensions in the browser and beyond

Category: Browsers

Daniel Buchner of Jetpack has a post on Indexing and Auto-Detecting Browser Extensions on the Web.

He discusses how search engines themselves could show interesting information on extensions:

Now search engines could go back to being app stores ;)

Beyond that, the browser itself could be told about a related extension. Others have talked about this of course.

I wrote about AppDiscover an experiment at doing just this for not only extensions but applications themselves. The browser should have a generic way to be told about related work, and could surface to users in interesting ways. If we can agree on the semantics, then we could put together quick extensions to do this, and hopefully browsers will bake this in.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:46 am
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