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Mozilla add on – Ubiquity August 28, 2008

Posted by davidit in Uncategorized.
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Mozilla launched an add on to their latest browser on Tuesday 26 August, it is called Ubiquity.  I have downloaded it and have installed it.  Be warned that it is the alpha 0.1 version so it is not complete.  There are tutorials that show you how to use it and what the general concept of the tool is.   I have been experimenting with it and am quite excited about it.  What it is trying to do is enable the user to put human commands into search terms and Ubiquity works out what you want.  At the moment the list of applications that can be integrated and mashed with it are limited, but that will only change with time, this is after all their alpaha 0.1 release!  So this news comes to you hot off of the press thanks to my RSS feeds in Netvibes.

Ubiquity is an open source utility that enables and encourages the user to create their own scripts.  What has got me excited is the potential for students to search and to use their web browsers (Mozilla of course) more effectively.  Ubiquity will create contacts, search contacts, embed maps and all manner of other cool things for the user while they are still searching the net.  Therefore there will be a more rational/human element to searching and with greater integration of ideas less time flipping between applications etc.

Well worth a look.  Newsflash alpha 0.2 is now released…

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