A bright future for Opera extensions; end of the road for Unite apps and Widgets
By Andreas Bovensandreasbovens. Tuesday, April 24, 2012 12:00:00 PM
Looking back at the last six years, we have learned a lot from both our Widgets and Unite implementations, and certain bits of functionality live on in other parts of the Opera browser. Opera extensions, for instance, are another implementation of the W3C Widget platform that became an official W3C Recommendation in September 2011. And our upcoming UPnP support in Opera Dragonfly, which allows you to automatically find instances of Opera Dragonfly on the local network, is directly based on the work we did for finding local Unite users.
Together with this announcement, we want to highlight that we are very committed to our Opera extensions platform, which is a huge success with millions of extensions downloads every week, and will be expanded with more APIs and cross-platform functionality over time. If you haven't checked it out yet, we've released a Labs version of Opera Mobile with extensions support a few weeks back.
As always, we're interested in your feedback and questions.