Add-ons Blog

Posts from August, 2009

Profile pictures

One thing we’ve done on AMO over the past couple months is make developer and user profiles prettier.  We’ve given you, our loyal users, the tools to make nicer user profiles so that others can get a better sense of who you are.  So put a face on  your add-ons, collections, and reviews by uploading… Continue reading

Categories: general

Recommendations, Collections, and Contributions (oh my!)

We’ve just released AMO 5.0.9 with a ton of new features and bugfixes out into the wild. There’s something for everyone in this release, so take a look! Add-on Recommendations Some things go great together: peanut butter and jelly, popcorn and movies, Firebug and YSlow. Starting today, when you’re looking at an add-on’s listing, you’ll… Continue reading

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Categories: developers, end users, releases

Add-ons Meetup in Miami, FL – Sept. 15th

Photo by (le)doo. Last week’s meetup in New York City was a great event bringing together developers to learn about add-on development and hear about the newest features on AMO. We’ll be hosting another meetup in Miami, FL on September 15th so if you’re in the South Florida area, this will be a great opportunity… Continue reading

Categories: events

New York City Add-ons Meetup Wrap-up

Last week’s Add-ons Meetup in New York City turned out to be really great. The attendees ranged from the “curious about add-ons” to developers & companies that are hard-core add-on developers. It was a perfect blend of participants and it allowed us to be extremely flexible in how & what information was presented. While we… Continue reading

Categories: events

How many Firefox users use add-ons?

This is a question we’re asked often and have been trying to answer for some time. We’re very excited to say that we now know that answer: at least a third of Firefox users have an add-on installed! We first tried to tackle this question last year, but the huge amount of data processes… Continue reading


Categories: general

Add-on Statistics Issues

As a result of the outage at Mozilla’s primary data center, add-on statistics available to developers have not been processed since Sunday night. The Mozilla Metrics team is working to resolve this and as soon as statistics are available, we will post here again. We are sorry for the inconvenience.


Categories: developers

Add-on Verification Suite is on AMO

RJ Walsh has just completed the first revision of the add-on verification suite we proposed a few months ago, now live on This suite gives add-on authors and editors an automated tool to examine add-ons for common problems, and recommends fixes where appropriate. The goals for the project are: Detect problems in add-ons, including… Continue reading

Categories: general

Mozilla Add-ons U.S. Tour! First Stop, NYC!

I’m sure you’ve seen a LOT of movement on in the AMO house with major changes happening to the site and lots of outreach going on. We’re doing our best to fill the needs of developers and most importantly, listen to your suggestions. We’re going to take it a step further by getting up close… Continue reading

Categories: events