|This article is outdated. (June 2011)|
The Ubiquity extension in action.
|Original author(s)||Mozilla Labs|
|Initial release||August 26, 2008|
|Stable release||0.6 / October 16, 2012|
|Preview release||0.6.2pre / September 3, 2011|
|Type||Add-on for Mozilla Firefox|
|License||MPL/GNU GPL/GNU LGPL|
Ubiquity, an add-on for Mozilla Firefox, is a collection of quick and easy natural-language-derived commands that act as mashups of web services, thus allowing users to get information and relate it to current and other webpages. It also allows Web users to create new commands without requiring much technical background.
Development history and roadmap
The architectural design for Ubiquity 0.1.3 was focused on separating functions into well-defined objects, an idea borrowed from the design of commands in the Archy project. The browser window functionality was separated into per-window and global objects. The per-window command manager object mediated between the context menu, command entry and natural-language parser objects and the commands themselves. The global objects marshall application-wide services such as built-in command feeds. Efforts to localize Ubiquity into different languages have also been made.
Although development of Ubiquity has ceased by Mozilla, a community-maintained version is still being actively developed.
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