Besttoolbars Concludes Study Into Essential Cross Browser Framework Features

The addons and toolbars service, BestToolBars has today concluded its latest research study and published a top five list of its results. The research focused on an investigation into which features are essential in any cross browser extension framework following the news that its own product, the BestToolBars cross browser extension framework has enjoyed its best ever start to the year.

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Cross Browser Extension Framework

Cross Browser Extension Framework

Our aim was to pinpoint exactly the functionality that was most valuable at the time of development.

Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) April 06, 2014

The addons and toolbars service, BestToolBars has today concluded its latest research study and published a top five list of its results. The research focused on an investigation into which features are essential in any cross browser extension framework following the news that its own product, the BestToolBars cross browser extension framework has enjoyed its best ever start to the year.

In its results, entitled “Top 5 Features for Cross-Browser Framework” the company lays out a handful of essential features, which it compiled based on the results generated by its study. Valery Kuznetsov, Key Projects Manager at Besttoolbars said, “We know that choosing a new tool can be a nerve wracking process and for developers, there is such a wealth of choice that it can be hard to narrow down the solutions that are really going to make a difference. We carried out our study to reveal the top five most essential features of cross browser extension frameworks to make the job a little easier. Our aim was to pinpoint exactly the functionality that was most valuable at the time of development.”

Topping the list of essential features is cross-browser API functionality. This is essential as it means unified requests can be made using API for all browsers. This single action means that code will work seamlessly, no matter which browser the end user chooses to implement, ensuring the plug in will be stable and user friendly. This is vital for those in industries such as the cashback sector, who need to know that regardless of user browser preference, their plugin will work as intended to generate revenue.

The second of the top five desirable features was deemed to be auto update, which means that add-ons will be auto updated as changes are made. Again this was decided to be crucial for the user experience. It is also important to lessen the developer load, helping to keep costs down and profits up.

In the middle of the table is cross domain requests, a feature which means that script can be requested which is located on one domain for a page or a script located on another domain. The script can then run within the page the user is browsing at that very second.

The penultimate feature deemed to be essential for any cross browser extension framework being considered is content scripts, which run in web pages. The Javascript files can read details of the pages the user visits online, gathering useful user behaviour insight.

Finally, background scripts are listed as the fifth and final essential feature. A background script is an HTML page that runs in the add-on process. It exists for the lifetime of the add-on, and only one instance of it is active at a time.

The BestToolBars cross browser extension framework contains all of these features, meaning developers do not have to spend valuable time searching for a service that incorporates all desirable features.

To find out more about the BestToolBars cross browser extension framework visit http://www.besttoolbars.net/solutions/cross_browser_extension_framework/

About Besttoolbars:

Besttoolbars is a company well known for creating browser toolbars and add-ons. It has worked with an array of global brands, from start-ups to high-profile Fortune 500 corporations including Amazon, Skype, IBM, DHL, TNT and Intel. More than 7000 companies currently use solutions created on the Besttoolbars platform. Its product line includes:

Toolbar Studio: IDE for designing toolbars for Internet Explorer and Firefox
Add-ons Framework: Framework for building add-ons for Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Safari, and Opera

Besttoolbars also offers a number of services to help businesses integrate their products with desktops and mobile phones. It provides custom browser development, add-ons, add-ins and mobile app development.


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