Mozilla's Ubiquity Helps Users Create Mashups

Susan Hall

Mozilla's newest release, a prototype called Ubiquity, is designed to help users create their own mashups, combining information from the Web browser.

 

InformationWeek quotes the blog post of Aza Raskin, head of user experience at Mozilla Labs, explaining it this way:

... With search, users type what they want to find. With Ubiquity, they type what they want to do.

From the command line, users can mash together tasks such as mapping, translation, shopping, or retrieving entries from Wikipedia, Yelp, or Twitter, such as suggesting a restaurant to a friend, mapping it and adding reviews in an e-mail.

 

CNET reports Microsoft is working on a similar feature for Internet Explorer 8.



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Sep 7, 2008 2:16 AM George George  says:
Mashups are cool and start but I think we'll need much more. My problem is everything is so messy, almost never straight forward. We need mashups that are more user friendly.Jippidy.com - Video Yellow Pages Reply

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