Chrome Should Get Extensions By End Of May

How-to session planned for official Google developer conference

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It’s a rare – or perhaps even nonexistent – person who hates Google Chrome.  The general consensus is just that the browser lacks a little fit and finish compared to Firefox and Internet Explorer.  So it’s rather interesting to hear that Chrome’s one other problem – a lack of extensions – should be addressed within the next three months.

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The Google I/O Developer conference will be held on May 27th and 28th, and when Nicholas Moline looked at a list of sessions, something stood out: "Developing extensions for Google Chrome."

A description of the session then reads, "Learn how Google Chrome makes it easy to write extensions using the web technologies you already know.  This talk will cover the basics of the extension system (distribution/packaging, installation, updates), as well as the different APIs to enhance with the browser."

So unless Google’s holding the session as a sort of FYI tease, it stands to reason that developers will be able to create official Chrome extensions sometime soon.  Once they’re available, Chrome’s market share will probably jump.  And Google’s presumably happy enough about that prospect to not worry about ad-blocking hijinks.

Other conference sessions will focus on Android, geo APIS, and OpenSocial.

Chrome Should Get Extensions By End Of May
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