Google developers have started to make good on their promise of adding extensions to their Chrome browser.They have some catching up to do, but they have jump-started their work on extension support for Chrome by releasing a document that outlines a plan. Among the initial add-ons they want to support is WOT!
According to the document, the Chrome extension system will have to be open, ‘webby’, rich, general, stable, secure and maintainable and offer support for five types of extensions:
- Bookmarking/navigation tools: Delicious Toolbar, Stumbleupon, web-based history, new tab page clipboard accelerators
- Content enhancements: Skype extension (clickable phone numbers), RealPlayer extension (save video), Autolink (generic microformat data – addresses, phone numbers, etc.)
- Content filtering: Adblock, Flashblock, Privacy control, Parental control
- Download helpers: video helpers, download accelerators, DownThemAll, FlashGot
- Features: ForecastFox, FoxyTunes, Web Of Trust, GooglePreview, BugMeNot
Could it be a redo of Firefox, and to some extent Internet Explorer? (Yes, they also have add-ons for IE. What? You didn’t know?! Imagine that…) With no timeline for delivery, we’ll just have to sit back and wait. It will be hard, but we’re sure it will be worth it!
Read the press release