Add-ons Blog

Posts from December, 2013

Add-on Builder

On Tuesday January 7th we will be putting Add-on Builder into read-only mode, meaning that it will no longer be possible to create new add-ons or change existing projects on the site. Users will still be able to access their projects until April 2014, when we will turn off the service entirely. During this period… Continue reading

Categories: builder, developers, jetpack, sdk

Add-ons Update – Week of 2013/12/17

I post these updates every 3 weeks to inform add-on developers about the status of the review queues, add-on compatibility, and other happenings in the add-ons world. The Review Queues Most nominations for full review are taking less than 1 week to review. Most updates are being reviewed within 5 days. Most preliminary reviews are… Continue reading

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Categories: compatibility, developers, documentation

Australis for Add-on Developers – Part 1: Toolbars

Australis, the new Firefox theme, landed in Nightly 6 weeks ago. Because of the ongoing work being done to it, it won’t be uplifted to Aurora just yet, so it will continue to be available exclusively in the Nightly channel for at least one more cycle. That means that Australis won’t be in Firefox before… Continue reading

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Categories: compatibility, developers, documentation

Announcing Add-on SDK 1.15

I’m pleased to announce the immediate availability of Add-on SDK 1.15! You can download the SDK directly in either zip or tarball format. The main new feature in 1.15 is that xpis files no longer bundle SDK modules. You could get this behaviour previously with SDK 1.14 by using the –strip-sdk argument, but it now… Continue reading

Categories: developers, jetpack, releases, sdk

December Featured Add-ons

The last of the featured add-ons for 2013 are here! If you’d like to nominate an add-on for consideration by the board (you are welcome to nominate your own), just send an email to, and it will be added to the board’s consideration list. Have fun checking out these add-ons, and have a great… Continue reading

Categories: developers, end users