Add-ons Blog

Posts from July, 2010

Upcoming changes to AMO accounts

There are two big changes coming to user accounts in the near future: New username and display name fields We are introducing two new fields (username and display name) and removing three old fields (first name, last name, and nickname). The username field will be used to uniquely identify a user across the site… Continue reading

Categories: developers, end users

Add-on Icon Makeover Voting Open!

Developers nominated 83 of their add-ons to receive an icon makeover and now it’s time to cast your vote! Choose up to 5 add-ons in the voting booth below with missing icons or graphics that could use some work. Our illustrator will work with the winners to produce shiny new top-notch icons they can be… Continue reading


Categories: developers, end users

Mozilla Add-ons Workshop – London Wrap-up

Three weeks ago we held our Mozilla Add-ons Workshop in London. Speaking for the presenters, we had a blast and were excited to see so many engaged people from the community in attendance. And judging from the blog posts and tweets about the event, most people enjoyed the event and found the talks very helpful.… Continue reading


Categories: events

Add-on compatibility for Firefox 4 – time to get started

As most of you are already well aware of, Firefox 4 Beta 1 was released a few weeks ago. Beta 2 will follow very soon, and the final version is expected late this year. This relatively long transition period is great for add-on developers, because it gives us plenty of time to update and test… Continue reading

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Categories: compatibility, developers, documentation, policy, releases

Add-ons Review Update – Week of 2010/07/20

Summary These bi-weekly posts explain the current state of add-on reviews and other information relevant to add-on developers. There’s a lengthy overview of the Add-on Review Process posted in this blog that should be read as a general guide about the review process. Most nominations are being reviewed within 2 weeks. Almost every update is… Continue reading

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Categories: developers, documentation, general, policy planned downtime

This Saturday, July 24 at noon, will undergo a 4.5 hour maintenance period. While we will try to make many pages available as read-only, please plan for the site to be completely unavailable for the full 4.5 hour window. This will also affect AMO’s API and services such as add-on update checks and Add-ons… Continue reading


Categories: general

Add-on Icon Makeover Contest

Add-on Developers: Nominate your add-on for a custom icon makeover from our graphic designer! The icon is an important part of any add-on, as it appears everywhere the add-on does both on and in Firefox. Yet only half of the add-ons hosted on AMO actually provide a custom icon; the others just use the… Continue reading

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Categories: developers, events

Add-on security vulnerability announcement

One malicious add-on and another add-on with a serious security vulnerability were discovered recently on the Mozilla Add-ons site. Both issues have been dealt with, and the details are described below. Mozilla Sniffer Issue An add-on called “Mozilla Sniffer” was uploaded on June 6th to It was discovered that this add-on contains code that… Continue reading

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Categories: developers, general