Yahoo BrowserPlus – Extend the web by building web applications using BrowserPlus

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Yahoo BrowserPlus is a browser based software that lets you extend the web browser’s capabilities and enjoy a browsing experience.

What is Yahoo BrowserPlus?

Yahoo BrowserPlus is a software or technology to extend the web and build more user friendly web applications.It lets the users to do more inside the web browser.For eg: different websites can use Yahoo! BrowserPlus to support functionalities like drag and drop from the desktop, easier file uploads, more efficient and secure acquisition of feeds and information, and native desktop notifications.

Watch Yahoo! BrowserPlus demos that includes an advanced in-page Flickr photo uploader, a browser based IRC (chat) Client, and a developer tool for exploring BrowserPlus web services output.

Currently BrowserPlus can only run on sites operated by Yahoo! or its partners and is only available as a “Sneak Peek”.Going forward Yahoo is planning to open it up for third party web applications.

How does Yahoo! BrowserPlus work?

BrowserPlus runs separately from your web browser. This ensures that BrowserPlus can be shut down quickly, when you don’t need it. Moreover, BrowserPlus will “rarely” interfere with the speed or stability of your day-to-day browsing. BrowserPlus will be run only when the website you browse, uses a particular BrowserPlus service and it is shut down immediately, when you leave it.When you visit multiple sites that all use BrowserPlus, only one copy of the software is started, even across multiple browsers.

Yahoo will open up the BrowserPlus platform for developers, in an incremental manner.However Yahoo wants the developers to explore BrowserPlus javascript APIs and test code samples.

BrowserPlus can now run on windows XP or vista and on Internet Explorer 7 or Firefox 2 (or above) browsers. It can also run on Mac OS X 10.4, Tiger (intel only) or Mac OS X 10.5, Leopard (intel only) OS on Firefox 2 (or greater) or Safari 3 browsers.

One comment on “Yahoo BrowserPlus – Extend the web by building web applications using BrowserPlus
  1. Browser Plus is indeed nice addition from Yahoo.

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