BrowserPlus™




                              {title: ‘Hello world!’}


                                                 ...
haiku

                                   people grok browser.

                              browser could be so much mor...
focus
                    • NO “fixing” web UI

                    • NO web outside the web

                    • NO impr...
browser plugins!
                    • scriptable
                    • compatible
                    • portable
        ...
plugin problems...
                    • installing plugins sucks
                    • writing web plugins is hard
      ...
What is BrowserPlus?




                                       ?
       BrowserPlus enables in-browser desktop applicatio...
how it works
                    • user visits page
                    • [user installs platform]
                    • p...
viscerally




                                           BrowserPlus™
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key points
                    • services installed on demand

                    • services can be shared

             ...
services are...
                    • seemless to install
                    • easy to write
                    • natura...
ecosystem

            End Users                              Web Devs



                         :-D


                 ...
BrowserPlus™
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Open Source
                • BrowserPlus will be Open Source

                • Service API and most services by end of y...
Yahoo! roles
                    • Consumer of the platform:
                     • distribution
                     • st...
contact us

                    • Questions, Support, Ideas:
                              http://developer.yahoo.net/foru...
questions?


                                           BrowserPlus™
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Meet BrowserPlus

  1. 1. BrowserPlus™ {title: ‘Hello world!’} Lloyd Hilaiel - Yahoo! Nov 18th, 2008 Thursday, November 20, 2008 1
  2. 2. haiku people grok browser. browser could be so much more: plugins aren’t working! BrowserPlus™ Thursday, November 20, 2008 2
  3. 3. focus • NO “fixing” web UI • NO web outside the web • NO improving javascript • YES new web features with low overhead BrowserPlus™ Thursday, November 20, 2008 3
  4. 4. browser plugins! • scriptable • compatible • portable • powerful BrowserPlus™ Thursday, November 20, 2008 4
  5. 5. plugin problems... • installing plugins sucks • writing web plugins is hard • sharing plugins doesn’t happen • updating plugins is clumsy • securing plugins is hard BrowserPlus™ Thursday, November 20, 2008 5
  6. 6. What is BrowserPlus? ? BrowserPlus enables in-browser desktop applications. BrowserPlus makes it easy to expose new functions to JavaScript which allow RIAs secure access to desktop facilities. BrowserPlus is an abstraction layer over web plugins. It implements all of the stuff common to all web plugins, thereby decreasing the cost of development, and affording end users easier management and installation. BrowserPlus™ Thursday, November 20, 2008 6
  7. 7. how it works • user visits page • [user installs platform] • page requests services • [user approves] • new javascript functions available to page BrowserPlus™ Thursday, November 20, 2008 7
  8. 8. viscerally BrowserPlus™ Thursday, November 20, 2008 8
  9. 9. key points • services installed on demand • services can be shared • seemless installation • no browser restarts. BrowserPlus™ Thursday, November 20, 2008 9
  10. 10. services are... • seemless to install • easy to write • natural to share • automatically updated • simpler to secure BrowserPlus™ Thursday, November 20, 2008 10
  11. 11. ecosystem End Users Web Devs :-D 50 pix 36 pix Service Authors 16 pix BrowserPlus™ Thursday, November 20, 2008 11
  12. 12. BrowserPlus™ Thursday, November 20, 2008 12
  13. 13. Open Source • BrowserPlus will be Open Source • Service API and most services by end of year • Everything else - mid next year BrowserPlus™ Thursday, November 20, 2008 13
  14. 14. Yahoo! roles • Consumer of the platform: • distribution • stability • features • Project maintainer • Bug fixes and feature requests • Service adoption BrowserPlus™ Thursday, November 20, 2008 14
  15. 15. contact us • Questions, Support, Ideas: http://developer.yahoo.net/forum/ • Partners: browserplus-feedback@yahoo-inc.com • Follow - twitter #browserplus & YDN forums RSS BrowserPlus™ Thursday, November 20, 2008 15
  16. 16. questions? BrowserPlus™ Thursday, November 20, 2008 16

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