More Categories for Chrome Extensions Gallery

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Just a few months ago, Google finally introduced categories for its Chrome extensions library. Today, the company is adding a number of additional categories, including News and weather, Photos,Productivity, Search tools and Social.

Nothing too exciting here, but good to see that Google continues to improve the extensions library.


Developers Now Pay $5 to be Included in the Gallery

Earlier today, Google also announced a change to its developer program for Chrome extensions, themes and the company’s upcoming web apps store. Developers will now have to pay a one-time fee of $5 if they want to see their apps in Google’s official store. According to Google, this new fee is part of the company’s plan “to create better safeguards against fraudulent extensions in the gallery and limit the activity of malicious developer accounts.”

Frederic Lardinois founded SiliconFilter in 2011. Before starting this site, he wrote about 1,500 articles for ReadWriteWeb. His areas of interest are consumer web and mobile apps, as well as Internet-connected devices like cars, smart sensors and toasters. You can reach him at [email protected]

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