Mozilla Labs has announced its new open-source experiment called Ubiquity. Available as a Firefox plugin, Ubiquity is aimed at simplifying web related tasks. Ubiquity allows average users to easily create mashups without any advance knowledge.
Aza Raskin, head of user experience at Mozilla, said in a blog post, “Most people do not have an easy way to manage the vast resources of the Web to simplify their task at hand. For the most part they are left trundling between web sites, performing common tasks resulting in frustration and wasted time.”
Mozilla says Ubiquity is an experiment into connecting the Web with language in an attempt to find new user interfaces that could make it possible for everyone to do common Web tasks more quickly and easily.
Through Ubiquity, users can not only insert maps anywhere but also translate on-page; search google, wikipedia, youtube etc. Further the application is useful for inserting, yelp review and getting the weather and syntax highlight any code they find etc.
The Mozilla Ubiquity aims to: