If you’re a developer and have been playing around with the idea of creating Safari extensions, you can now submit them to Apple to be included in the Safari Extensions gallery. To do so, head over https://developer.apple.com/submission/safari/ (requires a registered Apple developer account) and fill out the form about your extension.
We’ve also received an excerpt of the agreement from a developer, which - unsurprisingly - confirms that Apple retains ultimate control on the approval of your extensions and showcase in the Gallery. Apple won’t provide the hosting services, you have to store extensions on your own servers. Last, you’ll have to submit a 100 x 100 icon, a screenshot, choose a category and provide descriptions.
“The extensions you submit will be considered for inclusion in Apple’s Safari web pages, Apple’s developer web pages, and other related Apple promotional and marketing web pages and programs (collectively, “Safari Gallery Programs”). You understand and agree that Apple has complete discretion over whether to include your extensions in any Safari Gallery Programs. You also understand and agree that Apple reserves the right, at its complete discretion and without prior notice to you, to remove your extensions from any and/or all Safari Gallery Programs, or to modify or move your extensions within the Safari Gallery Programs (e.g., to modify categories of extensions).
You understand and agree that you, and not Apple, are responsible for hosting and distribution of your extension. You agree that with each extension you submit, you will include a working link to your servers where such extension can be accessed.”
Launching this summer, we can’t wait to see what the Extensions Gallery will look like.
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