The results are in for the Extend Firefox 3.5 contest- check them out at the Extend Firefox Blog!
Posts from November, 2009
When the AMO Statistics Dashboard was first released, it contained views for all of the data available from add-on update pings at the time. With the release of Firefox 3 in mid-2008, however, a locale parameter was added to indicate the user’s browser locale. We recently added support for this to our stats dashboard, so… Continue reading
Jennifer Boriss has posted on her blog about some ideas we’ve been working on with the Firefox and User Experience teams for redesigning the Firefox Add-ons Manager. If you’re interested in the future of the Add-ons Manager, be sure to check it out!
Help turn the open Web into a rich learning environment and explore new possibilities for using Firefox add-ons to support learning online, as part of the the Jetpack for Learning Design Challenge sponsored by the Mozilla Foundation with support from the MacArthur Foundation. Designers, educators and software developers who want to turn their innovative ideas… Continue reading
A few weeks ago, we launched the Add-on Compatibility Reporter, a way for Firefox users to let us know if their incompatible add-ons were working properly or having issues. As of tonight, we’ve received 25,000 reports on 2,000 add-ons for Firefox 3.6 betas alone! We just dispatched emails to the developers of those add-ons as… Continue reading
As our Contributions Pilot continues, we’re exploring new ways of involving users in the development of the add-ons they love using. This week, we’ve launched two new features based on feedback from developers, and we hope they make a difference in the way users make contributions to add-ons. Pledge Drives Have you ever participated in… Continue reading
A long standing problem with AMO have been the add-on review queues and waiting times. For those unaware, we have a review system that all new add-ons and add-on updates have to go through before they are available to the general public. The system is a combination of automatic code analysis and manual code and… Continue reading
One of the staples of the Mozilla add-ons platform is the choice developers have to host and distribute their add-ons on any website they’d like — not just addons.mozilla.org. Yet, as the largest gallery of add-ons, Mozilla Add-ons is where users come to search for and discover new add-ons, which leaves add-ons hosted on a… Continue reading
With the release of AMO 5.2 a few weeks ago, we made a tiny change to every add-on download button on the website that made a huge impact: we can now see what parts of the site add-ons are downloaded from. This was previously a gaping hole in our metrics, and a subject of much… Continue reading
Last year, Mozilla participated in the first ever Add-on-Con conference for add-on developers and enthusiasts, and it was a huge success. When we were told there would be another Add-on-Con this year, we were excited to get involved again. This year, Add-on-Con will be on December 11 at the same location, the Computer History Museum… Continue reading