Windows Timeline Support Gets Taken Down By AppDex Due To Alleged Trademark Infringement

Microsoft had recently released a very nifty tool on their Windows platform called Windows Timeline. What it essentially did was track what documents and Web pages you work on, in a set period of time and compile them into a collection of documents which you can access later and resume your work.

But the problem with Timeline was that, it was centered around the Windows ecosystem, searches or documents opened with third party programs didn’t track properly. So if you use chrome or other third party browsers for a project, Timeline probably won’t show that history.

Windows 10 Timeline

So a developer called Dominic Maas created a Chrome extension, called Microsoft Timeline Support, which solved the tracking problem. Dominic used the Microsoft Graph API to implement Windows Timeline in Chrome.

Unfortunately the name of the extension didn’t sit too well with Microsoft, and then AppDetex which is a company that looks out for client’s trademark infringements and assists them in taking down any violations, sent an email to Dominic informing him about the violation.

Microsoft Timeline Support was eventually removed from the Chrome extension store. But developer Dominic Mass is already working on a new version, which won’t violate any trademark laws this time.


Indranil Chowdhury
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