In early December 2014, we invited the team behind the fantastic WebRTC-powered appear.in (now Whereby) video chat service for a 1-day workshop in Opera’s Oslo office, and, among other things, we came up with three cool appear.in extensions.
We sat down with Ben from Adblock Plus, and asked him all about the product, how it started, how it’s different, how the company behind it makes money, whether ad blocking is hurting the internet or not, and more.
We sat down with the developers behind the novel cottonTracks extension, and asked them some questions over a (virtual) coffee. We talked about what the cottonTracks extension is all about, what their development workflow is, what they have learned thus far, and much more.
With Opera switching from Presto to Chromium and a complete UI remake, our extensions infrastructure has also gotten a major overhaul: from Opera 15 onward, Opera 11 & 12’s extension format is no longer supported, and instead, we’ve switched to Chromium’s extension model.
Today we’re proud to announce the first Opera 11 alpha, an early snapshot of our upcoming Opera 11 release. In Opera 11 alpha our attention is first and foremost on one of the most anticipated features of Opera 11: extensions. More exciting functionality will be announced as we get closer the our final release of Opera 11.