Martijn Wow Apple. That was the worst move ever. It looks like you will now need to pay 99 USD / yearly to create Safari extensions. That is insane.
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🏒 Lucian Marin They are bringing Safari extensions to iOS. developer.apple.co... Safari extensions will probably be part of the App Store which has some maintenance costs. Anyway, $99 for everything is a good deal.
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Martijn If Apple wants to distribute only signed extensions, that's great! Google has verified authors and Mozilla is going to enforce a signing policy too. But what Apple is currently doing is making you pay 99 USD to load a JavaScript file into your browser. Safari does not allow you to run any code as an extension unless you have a certificate, which is now put behind a paywall. I can freely download Xcode and start on an app, but I have to pay 99 USD before I can even test an extension in Safari!
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Mark Dain I wonder if that got caught in the "$99 for all development" thing they did recently. It's now $99 for iOS and OS X -- no longer separate. I don't think any real damage will come out of charging for extension development though as I don't know a single person who uses Safari extensions; they're kinda ... poor to be honest. I know HTTPS Everywhere, for one, can't come to Safari as the required APIs don't exist (rewriting network requests)
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Martijn It did. I just put a write-up on the IndieWebCamp wiki, as requested by Tantek. It is idiotic, especially since you can't even as a developer load an extension from source without a certificate! (Incidentally, I was working on a Safari statusbar extension.) indiewebcamp.com/S...
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