Monday, November 24th, 2008

keyboardr.com: quicksilver in a web page

Category: Showcase

Julius Eckert has renamed and relaunched chosr to keyboardr.

keyboardr is a homepage. It speeds up your internet experience. And if you like, it helps you keeping your hands on the keyboard.

In the first place keyboardr is a meta-search. You get Google, Wikipedia, Youtube altogether. The instant search and the keyboard navigation are replacing the feeling of “searching” with the feeling of “launching”.

For the future we have big plans for keyboardr:

keyboardr will utilize much more webservices. Among from usual websearch services like google, we are planning to support friendfeed, delicious, twitter, flickr, google docs and many more. And in the final stage, we will have an extension system, open for any developer, to integrate any webservice into our interface. So keyboardr will be a central station for you to get all your common internet tasks done much faster.

It is a nice showcase of an Ajax and mashup application. I am curious to see if it will get uptake. Having a launcher that lives in a web page may not be enough. In comparison, Ubiquity as an addon can do so much more. You want to do the cool stuff from any page, in any application, and you want to be able to write your own extensions. keyboardr has a good start showing the FriendFeed extension, and with an open API it will be good to see what gets added.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:07 am
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Not terribly useful as a “website”, but could be QUITE useful as an AIR application.

Comment by commadelimited — November 24, 2008

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