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Microsoft defends indolent ramp adult of extensions for Edge browser

Microsoft final week reminded everybody of during slightest one reason given Windows 10 users have not gravitated to a company’s Edge, indicating out that developers had published only 70 extensions for a browser over a past 12 months.

“It has been a tiny some-more than a year given Microsoft initial shipped a series one requested underline for Microsoft Edge — extensions,” wrote Colleen Williams, a comparison module manager with a Edge team, in a post to a company blog. “We are vehement to share a few updates on a swell we have finished given then.”

Williams touted a advance a association had finished in convincing third-party developers to qualification browser extensions, and some-more importantly, she said, in building a substructure that will concede some-more able add-ons down a line.

“Before we could capacitate a wider ecosystem of extensions for a customers, we indispensable to urge a capabilities of a extensions height to concede new categories of extensions and some-more facilities for existent extensions,” Williams said. As justification of those capabilities, she cited formation between Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps and extensions, softened (and more) APIs (application programming interfaces) non-stop to developers, and appendage entrance to a browser’s bookmarks.

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