Last week I built a simple Chrome extension for tracking tab usage and wanted to share the discovery process. The initial idea came from a few of us at work looking at how many tabs we had open and that we should (jokingly) aggregate this into some kind of live activity monitor. I looked at some of the documentation for Chrome extensions and it seemed simple enough to create a counter with the current number of open tabs.
Wrapping that all together and tinkering for a bit, this is what I ended up with:
I hope this will help others who are interested in starting out with Chrome extensions. To dig deeper or give it a try, take a look at my repository or the Chrome extension documentation.