Mozilla Ubiquity, Web everywhere

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I have seen the future of using the internet and the future is now. I’m pleased to introduce you to the latest offering by Mozilla Labs, Ubiquity.

Ubiquity is difficult to explain. Mozilla calls it an “experiment into connecting the Web with language in an attempt to find new user interfaces that could make it possible for everyone to do common Web tasks more quickly and easily.”

Consider how often you search a term, map a location, email a webpage, or check the weather online. To do any of these tasks you have to visit a webpage and then perform the task. What if you could interface with that task from wherever you are on the internet. That is the purpose of Ubiquity. It aims to empower the user by providing an entire new method of using the web.

Aza Raskin has produced a fantastic screencast that displays the power of Ubiquity. Check out the screencast, Download Ubiquity (direct download link),  and enjoy a new connected web. Please note that this is still an experimental prototype but it is already so good you should adopt it immediately.


Ubiquity for Firefox from Aza Raskin on Vimeo.

Ubiquity Direct Download Link
Ubiquity User Tutorial
Ubiquity Introduction

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