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Mozilla Ubiquity

Posted by nonanswers on August 26, 2008

Mozilla Ubiquity

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.

Check out the video. Its awesome.

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4 Responses to “Mozilla Ubiquity”

  1. yaser said

    that is pretty awesome

  2. MoSin said

    yea looks cool
    anyone test it out?

  3. nonanswers said

    just remember– from the tutorial website

    If you choose to subscribe, you’ll see a rather scary-looking warning page:

    It’s important to understand the dangers of subscribing to Ubiquity commands from sites that you don’t trust. Since a Ubiquity command can do anything, and it has full access to your web browser, a bad person could write a Ubiquity command to steal your personal information or do malicious things to your computer. You should not install Ubiquity commands unless you are confident that the source is trustworthy.

    In the future, we’ll be creating something called a “trust network” that Ubiquity users can use to share knowledge about which commands are trustworthy. When you visit a page with an embedded command, you’ll be able to see what your friends with Ubiquity have said about this command — whether they’ve given it a thumbs-up or left you a warning to let you know it could be dangerous. This system doesn’t exist yet, but once it does we will modify this section of the tutorial to let you know how to use it.

    ———————–

    otherwise its great. I have been using it for the last half hour.

  4. yaser said

    yea i been playing with it too. this is the next big thing, possibly as cool as when firefox itself came out

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