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Tuesday, 17 February 2009





HI, Lately I have been playing with Ubiquity, an excellent plugin for FireFox which brings normal language to browsing the web.  Watch the video below and you'll begin to understand the power of Ubiquity.

So Like I said with all this time off work I have been playing around with learning/written a few commands.

1. Vozme for ubiquity , As many of you know I wrote a joomla plugin which brought vozme to joomla users easily. I have now extended the basics of vozme in to a ubiquity command. It's basic at the moment but as I learn, I'll extend it to use multi languages and voices. For now its just english and male voice. 

2. Search 0-21 Snowboarding . Well it would be wrong if I didn't. This command allows you to search 0-21 via google for your words, your also able to select the results by selection number.

3. Kwout-here . "kwout " is a way you quote a part of a web page as an image with an image map. using my command envokes Kwout for the page your currently browsing, your then able to select the part of the page that you want to 'quote' or take a screen shot of.

4. Press-This is a bookmarklet: a little app that runs in your browser and lets you grab bits of the web. Use Press-This to clip text, images and videos from any web page. Then edit and add more straight from Press This before you save or publish it in a post on your blog.

5. crazymenu is an extended search command where you can search for different businesses/cuisines in your area. (only US at the moment)

6. Posterous . is an extended bookmarklet that allows the user to select text, video, music or photos from any web page and post it instantly to your posterous blog, just by clicking a special bookmark.

view them all plus some extras on my gisthub account 

Introducing Ubiquity for Firefox, and experiment in connecting the Web with language. labs.mozilla.com/2008/08/introducing-ubiquity/

Ubiquity's goals are to:

  • Empower users to control the web browser with language-based instructions. (With search, users type what they want to find. With Ubiquity, they type what they want to do.)
  • Enable on-demand, user-generated mashups with existing open Web APIs. (In other words, allowing everyone (not just Web developers) to remix the Web so it fits their needs, no matter what page they are on, or what they are doing.)
  • Use Trust networks and social constructs to balance security with ease of extensibility.
  • Extend the browser functionality easily.


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