Ubiquity for Firefox, Connecting The Web With Language

Mozilla Labs recently introduced Ubiquity, an amazing experimental Firefox extension that allows users to control their browser with language-based instructions and create on-demand mashups. Check out the User Tutorial to get a better idea how it works.

The overall goals of Ubiquity are to explore how best to:

– Empower users to control the web browser with language-based instructions. (With search, users type what they want to find. With Ubiquity, they type what they want to do.)

– Enable on-demand, user-generated mashups with existing open Web APIs. (In other words, allowing everyone–not just Web developers–to remix the Web so it fits their needs, no matter what page they are on, or what they are doing.)

– Use Trust networks and social constructs to balance security with ease of extensibility.

– Extend the browser functionality easily.

Scott Beale
Scott Beale

Scott Beale is the founder of Laughing Squid and is based in New York City. When not running the blog, Scott can be found posting on Threads and sharing photos on Instagram.