In our previous experiment we showed how Surfly’s proxy technology could be used to change the behaviour of any website on the fly. However, that was just a tip of the iceberg, and this time we will get to some more fun stuff.
To demonstrate the possibilities of this technique, we’ve created a simple app inspired by services such as Genius and AnnotatorJS. This app can add annotation functionality to any web page, and the source code is available here.
The button below will open a session to Wikipedia, enhanced with annotation functionality. You can read other people’s comments and add you own.
Note that this app is only made for demonstration purposes, so it might be unstable at times, and the annotations will be removed once in a while.
You will also need an up-to-date browser (Google Chrome, Firefox, or Safari is recommended).
Surfly’s proxy is capable for even more advanced functionality. Since it has access to the raw HTTP traffic, it can do things that are impossible for browser extensions. Stay tuned for our future Surfly Labs experiments!