To further promote HTML5 as the future of web graphics, Apple has swung open the door for extensions to the public. While introduced in June to developers, Safari 5.0.1 now can be downloaded. The Cupertino, Calif. company also opened its Safari Extensions Gallery, joining the ranks of Firefox and other browsers extending the basic browser.
Bing, Twitter and the New York Times are among the first extensions available for Safari. “We’re thrilled to see so many leading developers creating great extensions and think our users are going to love being able to customize Safari,” said Brian Croll, Apple’s vice president of OS X Product Marketing.