This article needs to be updated.(June 2011)
|Original author(s)||Mozilla Labs|
|Initial release||August 26, 2008|
0.6 / October 16, 2012
0.6.2pre / September 3, 2011
|Type||Add-on for Mozilla Firefox|
|License||MPL/GNU GPL/GNU LGPL|
|Website||Ubiquity on wiki.mozilla.org.|
Ubiquity, a legacy extension for Mozilla Firefox, was 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 allowed Web users to create new commands without requiring much technical background.
Ubiquity had commands that allowed users to insert maps anywhere, translate on-page, highlight any code, and many other features.
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.
The design goals for Ubiquity 0.5 focus on making it easier to experiment with new User Interfaces and implement security.
After development of Ubiquity was ceased by Mozilla, a community-maintained version was actively developed until 2016.
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- Ubiquity on wiki.mozilla.org.