I gonna tell a story how I sold a browser bookmark for $50.
A client contacted me, he wanted a Firefox add-on that would do a simple, but important thing — the client needed to see contact details on a website, and in order to do this he had to click multiple “Show contact details” buttons. These buttons loaded the contact details by an AJAX call.
So he needed a solution to click these multiple buttons on the same page.
Plus the second requirement was to make this feature password protected. Once the password was entered, it’s “cached” for a long time. The client needed that so other people couldn’t reuse his code, and he knew that those users are not tech guys.
So, the budget was $50.
I told him that I can make a solution that would work not only in Firefox, but in any browser. He agreed.
So I created a bookmark and edited the URL.
So instead of “
http://server.com/my/link” you can type “
That’s what I used. The password was asked by a
prompt() function and saved to a cookie. Then every button with a given title was pushed, as a queue.
Client is happy. $50 for a bookmark.