Microsoft, Google, and Apple team up to make internet surfing better
Category: #technology  By Pranali Mehta  Date: 2021-06-07
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Microsoft, Google, and Apple team up to make internet surfing better
  • The trio has reportedly formed an online panel named WebExtensions Community Group.
  • The tech giants are cordially inviting other browsers and developers to join this combined effort.

Apple, Microsoft, and Google are reportedly working together to enhance the internet browsing experience. Although being competitors when it comes to hardware and software, these companies are working closely for a better user interface while web surfing.

The companies announced to have teamed up during the World Wide Web Consortium. The teams of Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Apple Safari, and Mozilla Firefox will work closely to develop their browser extensions.

For those unaware, extensions are the add-ons in major browsers that can be downloaded to enhance the general user experience. The three tech giants have formed an online panel named WebExtensions Community Group (WECG) as a platform for engineers to develop unified and secure extensions.

Experts keeping track of the development stated that multiple browsers have been adopting a largely similar model for extensions in recent years. The WECG will help in discovering how browser companies and other interested groups can work closely to develop a common platform for web extensions.

Sources confirmed that extensions can be downloaded from several individual stores that will be accessible on all browsers.  These web browsers will be required to operate their extension store totally by themselves with their specific technical, review, and editorial policies.

Apple, Microsoft, and Google will come together to streamline extension creation for developers. There will also be a definite uniform model with standard functions, APIs, and permissions. The respective browser teams will delineate a plan that will augment the performance along with enhanced security.

Presently, there is no timeframe as to when these combined efforts will reach the users.  The community group further mentioned that they are cordially inviting other browsers and developers to join this effort.

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https://www.gadgetsnow.com/tech-news/apple-google-microsoft-coming-together-to-make-browsing-the-internet-better/articleshow/83275302.cms

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