torsdag den 28. august 2008

Introducing Ubiquity

Mozilla har netop lanceret en tidlig prototype af et nyt stykke mashup software til den populære Firefox-browser. Det smarte ved Ubiquity, som denne software hedder, er at mashup-softwaren tilgås direkte fra den aktuelle side i browseren via et lille ekstra-vindue, så du ikke skal åbne nye sider for at finde informationerne. Læs mere her:

Mozilla has released an early prototype of a new mashup software to Firefox. It's called Ubiquity and it enables the browser to access informations from various services on the net and then add it to the current page - a gmail, facebook? etc.


An experiment into connecting the Web with language.

It Doesn’t Have to be This Way

You’re writing an email to invite a friend to meet at a local San Francisco restaurant that neither of you has been to. You’d like to include a map. Today, this involves the disjointed tasks of message composition on a web-mail service, mapping the address on a map site, searching for reviews on the restaurant on a search engine, and finally copying all links into the message being composed. This familiar sequence is an awful lot of clicking, typing, searching, copying, and pasting in order to do a very simple task. And you haven’t even really sent a map or useful reviews—only links to them.

This kind of clunky, time-consuming interaction is common on the Web.
Mashups help in some cases but they are static, require Web development skills, and are largely site-centric rather than user-centric.


Ubiquity for Firefox from Aza Raskin on Vimeo.

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