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.

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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.

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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.