Url1: a Google Chrome Extension

Some time ago I was studying the plugin model of Google Chrome. Chrome can be extended in various ways and one of these is Extensions.

I like the “learning by trying” approach so, after reading some technical paper about Chrome Extensions, I decided to make one. What I made is a really simple extension called Url1, it’s purpose is sending opened URL in browser to a iOS device, twitter or email.


Extension can be downloaded from here, the iOS companion App is here.

How it works? After installing the Chrome Extension a little icon appear in the right area of Chrome toolbar.



Now, if the user want to share this url He simply press Url1 icon and choose sharing target. Sharing target are obvious, twitter make a tweet with the current URL, something like is made with email. A little different happen when He choose an iOS device, a push notification is send to Your iPhone.