Add-ons Blog

Posts from March, 2011

Join the Add-ons Team!

If you’re reading this blog, you probably already know that add-ons are kind of a big deal, with hundreds of thousands of add-ons and Personas submitted to us and downloaded billions of times by our community from all over the world. Whether it’s improving our add-ons gallery (which serves 20 billion requests a month), engaging… Continue reading


Categories: developers, general

Add-ons Review Update – Week of 2011/03/29

I post these updates every 2 weeks to inform add-on developers about the status of the review queues and any other important stuff going on in the add-ons world. Summary Nominations for full review at the moment are being processed slower than usual. The new review system required hundreds of add-on developers to renominate their… Continue reading

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Categories: developers

Announcing Add-on SDK 1.0b4

The Jetpack team is pleased to announce the release of Add-on SDK 1.0b4. This version, the fourth in the series of beta releases of Mozilla’s downloadable software development kit for easily building Firefox add-ons, includes new APIs, enhancements to modules, plenty of new features, and a bunch of bug fixes. Notable improvements include: Brand new… Continue reading

Categories: general, jetpack, releases

Popular Mobile Add-ons for Firefox

There are tons of great new innovations in our growing mobile add-ons gallery. We took a handful of our most popular so you could see their features and functionality. Search for and install any of these add-ons from the Add-ons Manager in Firefox for mobile and give ‘em a try! Developers: build a compatible mobile… Continue reading

Categories: general

Firefox 4 & add-ons: made for each other

Not only is Mozilla Firefox 4 fast, feature-rich, and secure, but it’s also the most customizable Firefox ever. Whether you’re an add-on aficionado or just getting started with personalization, our brand new Add-ons Manager, restartless add-ons, and automatic updates make finding and using add-ons a breeze. And with hundreds of thousands of add-ons updated for… Continue reading


Categories: developers, end users

Add-ons Review Update – Week of 2011/03/16

Summary These posts written every 2 weeks explain the current state of add-on reviews and other information relevant to add-on developers. Nominations at the moment are being processed slower than usual. The new review system required hundreds of add-on developers to renominate their add-ons, which has placed a large workload on the editor team. Nominations… Continue reading

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Categories: compatibility, developers, documentation

AMO and minVersion 4.0 are BFF

Every time a big Firefox release is upon us, we’re reminded of a longstanding and frustrating hassle on AMO: there’s only one latest version. Add-on versions and files are more complex than meets the eye, and in combination with our need for aggressive caching, AMO has only ever been able to return the very latest… Continue reading

Categories: developers, releases

Get your add-ons ready, Firefox 4 is almost here!

We’ve started to build our first Release Candidate! This is a reminder to make sure your add-on is compatible with Firefox 4, as we’re getting close to launch. To have a chance of having your add-on promoted after Firefox 4 has launched, make sure you have submitted your add-on to the Firefox 4 Add-on collection… Continue reading

Categories: general