What Apple, Google O Microsoft They are competitors, that does not mean that they do not talk to each other and that they are constantly at war. Otherwise the opposite. From time to time, they join together and form a team if the benefit of the project is for all parties.
And this is happening now with the question of extensions from your web browsers. Instead of throwing each one out, it looks like they’re going to disagree on standardizing certain programming protocols to make the job of third-party developers easier.
Apple holds conversations and working meetings with technicians from Google, Mozilla, and Microsoft to standardize extensions for their corresponding web browsers: Safari, Chromium, Firefox Yes Edge.
We have already experienced this since last year, when Apple added support for the WebExtension API in the Mac version of Safari. This API is a technology multi platform
CNET just released that Apple and other big tech companies met at the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) to see how they can ease the web extension development process by reducing the differences between different browsers. The idea is that these universal extensions work the same in Safari, Chrome, Firefox, and Edge.
They thus intend, on the one hand, to facilitate the work of third parties developers so that your extensions are compatible with different browsers, without having to recode them for each of them.
And on the other hand, offer the user the possibility of using his favorite extension, independently of the browser you are using. Good news, without a doubt.
We will wait for the news that Apple will present to us this Monday at WWDC 2021, because some of them will definitely come from Safari, no doubt.