This morning, addons.mozilla.org reached a huge milestone: we served our 2 billionth Firefox Add-on download.
This exciting feat was made possible by the huge community of people who have made and used Firefox Add-ons since we launched in 2005.
Over the years, we remained dedicated to building features and products that make Firefox the world’s most customizable Web browser for consumers and developers:
- 2008: Extend Firefox 3 (engaging with developers), Fashion Your Firefox (introducing first-time-users)
- 2009: Recommendations, Collections, & Contributions (improving user experience), Mobile Add-ons (extending mobile browsing), Personas (backgrounds for Firefox)
- 2010: Rock Your Firefox (sharing add-ons with consumers)
When we reached 1 billion Firefox Add-on downloads in November 2008, we thought it would take us less than 3 years to get to the next billion, and with your help, we’ve gotten to 2 billion in half that time! With more than 150 million add-ons in use every day, we know that the next billion add-on downloads will be here before we know it.
To celebrate this occasion, we asked you for your favorite add-ons and created a special collection we’re calling the Best of 2 Billion Firefox Add-ons. Check it out! We’re pretty sure you’ll find some add-ons that become an important part of making your journey on the Web easier, more productive or more fun.
Let us know what you think of the collection and thank you for your part in helping us reach 2 billion Firefox add-on downloads!