A Google Chrome Extension for Surfulater arises

Requests have been coming in for a while now for a Google Chrome Extension that would enable integration with Surfulater, as we do for Firefox and Internet Explorer. We didn’t want to rush into this as we had no idea whether Chrome would gain traction and because there were capabilities missing from Chrome Extensions that we needed for Surfulater.

Time has passed and Chrome’s popularity continues to rise (I can now see why). For us software developers the good news is the Google team behind Chrome keep working on its Extension programming interface, recently adding the missing features we need for the Surfulater Extension.

What all of this means, is that I am pleased to report, we now have a Surfulater Chrome Extension that is 86% complete and in testing so far, is working very well indeed.

In fact I’d have to say this would be the best extension we’ve developed so far, largely due to the great job the folks at Google have done in designing Chrome’s Extension interface and the way Chrome extensions work.  Also Chrome’s debugging capabilities seem smoother than other browsers. Overall it has been a pleasure developing the Surfulater Chrome Extension and Plugin, which isn’t something I can say for the other Web Browsers.

Google Chrome is a very interesting product, which along with important new functionality in HTML5 and future developments that Google is working on, opens the doors to new and interesting ways for folks like us to create and develop products. I understand the folks at Mozilla are making fairly major changes to Extensions in Firefox V4, however I’ve not yet had time to look into this. There is no doubt in my mind that they have quite some catching up to do, compared with Google Chrome. It will be interesting to see if they can pull it off.

Neville

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4 Responses to A Google Chrome Extension for Surfulater arises

  1. Jim McGowan says:

    Good news Neville. Thank you!

    Jim

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  3. Lesley Wells says:

    Hi – good news. Can we sign up for info on when this extension will be available please? I too have moved over to Chrome recently, and my joy will be complete when I can surfulate at the same time!

  4. nevf says:

    Hi Lesley,
    The Surfulater Google Chrome Extension has been available for the better part of a year now. It sounds like you aren’t keeping up to date with new release. Surfulater can notify you each time a new release is available.

    If you do have the latest release V3.42.0.0 and the Chrome Extension isn’t showing up you will see several posts on our Support Center which should help. In future I’d also suggest posting there as our blog isn’t really the avenue for getting help.

    -Neville

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