Monday, July 9, 2012

Quickpik - GWT Chrome extension - Search photos

As a continuation to my previous post, this isn't about discussing anything.
It is about doing - giving an example of something quite simple & cool which you could do yourself using GWT, to build a chrome extension.

Being a bit of a GWT enthusiast, I built an extension for Google Chrome called QuickPik - which allows users to search for images from right from the toolbar.

Quickpik is using Google Images & Flickr (Yahoo) APIs.
You can run a simple search, and get some images as results. It's really simple.

You can just download the zip file from the link below, extract it and install the .crx file right into Google Chrome by dragging the file into it. If you're scared of some evil code running on your browser - just open the source code in the zip file, build the extension yourself, and then install it.

Keep in mind that the idea of this post is to show how easy it is to create a
cool extension for Chrome.
The code might not be extremely well documented, nor does it strictly follow Google's best practices like the MVP pattern or bundling CSS or Image resources and so on, but...

You can expect something compact and simple enough once you open it and take a look.
I don't think there should be a problem understanding much of the code.

Would love to get feedback if this helped anyone.

Both source code & Chrome extension below are available to download in one zip file.

Have fun !!!

The project on Github:
A Zip file to download:

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