How to develop a browser extension which is compatible with all of the most popular browsers

March 28th, 2017

The growing competition between the leading internet browsers has led to the development of better, more intuitive and error free functionalities, and to the development of various browser plugins which is a huge improvement for users around the world. At the same time, this rapid development is making the lives and jobs of the developers much more difficult, as they have to be able to create browser extensions and apps which meet the growing expectations of these users for easy to use, useful, safe and simple extensions and apps.

 

How to develop a browser extension

 

The cross browser development platforms and services

Thankfully, there are now services and development platforms, such as Kinetx, WebMynd, KangoExtensions or the Cross Browser Extension Framework which are created to make the task of developing cross platform extensions less arduous.

These tools help developers create better browser plugins which are compatible with the most popular Internet browsers, such as: Chrome, Safari, Firefox and Internet Explorer.

Kynetx is a free cross browser extension development platform, but is based on the not so popular Kynetx rules language, and the extensions developed rely on the Kynetx extensions in order to work on different browsers, such as Chrome, Safari, Firefox and Internet Explorer.

WebMynd features a standalone library and has a Javascript API. It works via a monthly billing program. It allows for the development of cross browser extensions compatible with Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer and Firefox.

KangoExtensions is relatively new and supports Opera, as well as the leading browsers: Firefox, Chrome, IE and Safari.

The Cross Browser Extension Framework offered by Besttoolbars has been developed based on extensive work an experience with various e-commerce and other online enterprises, communication systems, search engines and a wide range of e-mail clients. It allows for the seamless development of add ons which are cross compatible for Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer and Safari.

In conclusion

If you are not comfortable with browser plugin development, and yet want to make one for your business or for any other purpose, there are various developers ready to develop on for you. Make sure you find a reliable partner for this job, because for a successful browser extension you will need expert planning, design, development and execution.

Users worldwide are getting increasingly spoiled by the growing number of browser extensions released on a daily basis. The best extensions are truly useful, easy to use, free of errors and bugs, and have simple and clear functionality.

So, planning what exactly you want your browser add on to do is as crucial as the actual development. This is where the professional help of expert developers can really come in handy. Plus, the good developers should have no problem developing cross browser extensions for you and make your investment worthwhile.

So, to create a browser add on which will potentially reach more users online, you can choose to use one of the browser extension conversion frameworks or platforms, or you can hand the task into the hands of experienced developers.

 

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