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Winners of the Amp Your Firefox Contest

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The Best Overall Winner is Thumbnail Zoom Plus!

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Congratulations to the developer of Thumbnail Zoom Plus, David Adler! Read more about it in the announcement.

The Category Winners:

 ~ MOBILE (Firefox for Android) ~

Tap Translate

Adds a translate button to the long-tap menu.

Mobile Password Manager

View and edit saved passwords on your phone, tablet or desktop.

~ MOBILE PORT (Firefox for Android) ~

Home Links

Use your home button as you would in a desktop browser. Save from 1 to 4 links to open quickly with your new home button.

~ COMPLETE THEME (Desktop) ~

FT DeepDark

Smooth dark theme for Firefox.

~ UPDATED ADD-ON (Desktop) ~

Thumbnail Zoom Plus

Shows the full image when you hover over a thumbnail.

105 responses {+}

  1. Richard

    Hello Amy AMO Addon statistics doesn’t work. Why? Daily users stay same for a while. Thanks.

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    1. Amy Tsay Author

      Hi Richard, thanks for letting us know. We are looking into it…

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      1. Richard;

        I am not understanding what this is all about! I just use the internet in a small way , nothing complicated. I do not know what I would do with an ADD ON! I do not play Little Games I live a very simple life. I am 84 years old . And I have no idea what to do with a addon.

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        1. Bjorn

          An addon can increase your security, (Like e.g ghostery that blocks trackers) It can removeou have addons for everything:) So what can you not do with addons? You can not make your life harder! ;)

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    2. Amy Tsay Author

      The stats have been restored.

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  2. andy

    Question! This “Best Updated Add-on” is for both desktop and mobile addons?

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    1. Amy Tsay Author

      Hi Andy, the Best Updated Add-on category is for desktop. If you want to update a desktop add-on for mobile, that would be the Best Mobile Port category.

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  3. Jason Barnabe

    If I’ve already ported my extension to mobile, am I eligible for “Best Mobile Port”?

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    1. Amy Tsay Author

      Hi Jason, to be considered, you’ll have to enter the contest by submitting your add-on here: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/1233752/Amp-Your-Firefox-Contest-Entry-Form

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  4. Joe Simpson

    “Android tablets” — any clarification on this?

    It could be a Chinese generic one or a proper branded one

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    1. Amy Tsay Author

      Hi Joe, the tablet will likely be a Nexus or Galaxy.

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  5. Jivko

    I just want ask before I enter. I develop complete themes. I can have 3 entries, this means I have to update 3 themes to work with latest Firefox version or I can use the latest version of my themes available? If I enter with 3 themes I get 1 shirt right? In order to enter I have to update my add-on Between June 13 – July 18, 2013 or I can update it in a few days, it gets approved and I enter the challenge ?

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    1. Jivko

      Sorry for my 2nd reply. I haven’t seen it right. It’s written June 13th, not July. Anyway one more question. On step 7 where it says ” Please indicate your t-shirt size and quantities. ** ” what do I have to enter, number 1 or something?

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    2. Amy Tsay Author

      Hi Jivko, complete theme submissions have to be new–”Entries in the Mobile, Game, and Complete Theme categories may not be a forked version of an existing add-on.” You would get one shirt, even if you submit 3 themes. They just have to be submitted during the contest period. Next to the t-shirt size you want, indicate “1″ if you are getting one shirt. Some add-ons are made by teams of people, so we wanted to give them a chance to enter the sizes they need for each team member.

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  6. Tom Himanen

    Any hashtag to follow the competition with?

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    1. Amy Tsay Author

      There is now! #ampyourfirefox :-)

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      1. Tom Himanen

        Nice, thanks! :)

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  7. Geek in Training

    Does it have to be approved by AMO before you can enter, or just submitted? And are you supposed to link to your addon’s page, or to the actual file?

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    1. Amy Tsay Author

      You don’t have to wait for it to be approved before you submit the link. Winning, however, is contingent on it being approved.

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  8. at

    I’m porting an existing extension to the SDK at the moment. As the implementation of the extension is drastically different (not just the front-end, backend is going from using an NPAPI plugin to JS-ctypes) I’m going to release it as a new extension. Does that meet the criteria for ‘Best Updated Add-on’ even though strictly speaking it’ll be a new extension?

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    1. Amy Tsay Author

      You should probably submit it for the Updated Add-on category. We take “significance of new features and fixes” into account for entries in that category.

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      1. Jeevan

        Are we getting a T-shirt for add-on update?

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  9. Jivko

    One more thing. Is the shirt going to be send after I enter or we have to wait till July 18th? Am I going to get an email notification when it is send? There’s a picture of the shirt with amp up firefox logo but does it has a Firefox logo on the other side?

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    1. Amy Tsay Author

      We’re going to print the shirts after the contest ends to make sure we get an accurate count, so it will take a few weeks after the conclusion of the contest. On the back, between the shoulders, will be “addons.mozilla.org”

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  10. Anishur

    ou don’t have to wait for it to be approved before you submit the link. Winning, however, is contingent on it being approved.

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  11. Anishur

    is contingent on it being approved.

    June 15th, 2013

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  12. Anishur

    The stats have been restored.

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  13. Ravi teja

    Can we create a fresh addon for DESKTOP???
    Then will it be eligible for the contest???

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    1. Amy Tsay Author

      Hi Ravi, if you create a desktop add-on for the contest, it would have to be for one of the contest categories–either Best Game or Complete Theme.

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  14. Lokesh

    http://blog.mozilla.org/addons/amp-your-firefox-rules/ on this link the rule says best overall addon but here is no mention of that category. Am I misding something?

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    1. Amy Tsay Author

      Hi Lokesh, you can see the criteria for Best Overall add-on here: https://blog.mozilla.org/addons/amp-your-firefox-winner-selection/. We’ll also add it to the Overview page, so thanks for the feedback!

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      1. Allasso Travesser

        Hello, Amy,

        On the submission page there is still no category in the drop-down for “Best Overall Addon”. Is that category just a default of the other 5?

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        1. Amy Tsay Author

          Hi Allasso, the Best Overall add-on will be chosen by the community from the pool of category winners. In other words, you choose which category you want to compete in, and the community decides which of the 5 category winners gets Best Overall.

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  15. Allasso Travesser

    Hello, Amy,

    Two days ago I submitted an addon to Best Updated Add-on category. I have since wanted to submit another addon, but the form will not allow me to do so (“You have already completed this survey).

    Is there a way around this? I have only submitted one addon total.

    Thank you,

    Allasso Travesser

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    1. Amy Tsay Author

      Hi Allasso, I’ve updated the form to allow multiple submissions.

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      1. Allasso Travesser

        Thank you, Amy,

        I notice the form is blank, just like when I first entered. Should I re-enter this submission I have already made?

        Also, is there some place I can go to verify what submissions I have made?

        Allasso

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        1. Amy Tsay Author

          We got your first submission, so you can just enter the new one.

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  16. hemant vadalia

    excellent

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  17. xpdite

    Thanks for a great competition, unfortunately I couldn’t make too many changes, added a few functions to my addon, though. Hey, at least I get a bad ass t-shirt, right? :)

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  18. Mark Garcia

    Does the Updated Add-on category requires that I upgrade my existing add-on, or can I update any existing add-on I’m not the one who developed?

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    1. Amy Tsay Author

      Hi Mark, you can update any existing add-on.

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  19. alex

    Can i post the same plugins which was i submitted earlier month without updates.

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  20. Word Counter

    I am still waiting for my add on to be approved. But the deadline is 18th July so I will wait and submit before then

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    1. Amy Tsay Author

      You can submit it anytime before July 18, even if it hasn’t been approved yet.

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  21. Maedy

    Hi Amy, add-on statistics broken again.

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    1. Amy Tsay Author

      We’re looking into this. Thanks for the heads-up.

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  22. xpdite

    When will shirts ship out, by the way? Thanks.

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    1. Amy Tsay Author

      The shirts will ship out a few weeks after the contest ends.

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  23. Allasso Travesser

    Hello, Amy,

    Do addons passing preliminary review qualify, or must they have passed full review?

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    1. Amy Tsay Author

      They have to pass full review.

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  24. Allasso Travesser

    Hi again,

    I entered an addon to the contest a couple of weeks ago that had been submitted for full review. Since then, I have again upgraded it (before completing review) with a higher version number. Will I need to re-submit it to the contest?

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    1. Amy Tsay Author

      No, you don’t have to re-submit it.

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      1. Geek in Training

        What happens if an add-on is submitted into the contest, and then is updated after the contest period?

        Also are we supposed to link to the actual file, or just the addon’s AMO page?

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        1. Amy Tsay Author

          The version available at the end of the contest period is the version we will consider. You can link to the add-on’s AMO page.

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  25. Mallige

    actually i need a help i have downloaded easy you tube downloader but it is not displaying what to do please do help me

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  26. Ahmad Zulmi Azhar

    i want to win it.. :-D thats good for us firefoxers.. hihi
    i love firefox because of Bookmark Toolbar i can make it in folder, because add-on that really helpful and also beautiful theme that make me cheerful and style in technology… ;-) Thanks Firefox :-)

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  27. winter012

    Guess I have no idea what an “add-on” is, much less how to up-date or up-grade one!! And a plug-in? Thought that’s what you put into the wall receptacle. Guess someone will get a laugh out of this, but then I’m the gal who found “smart phones” smarter than I am!! Would anyone care to try to explain any of this? I wasn’t raised during the era of PC’s. We used slide rules for math in college – no handheld calculators back in the 1960′s. Thanks so much!

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  28. Lorie Cossey

    HI, I wanted to know if Adobe Shockwave is an “add-on” for Firefox… I have A LOT of trouble with it crashing!

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    1. Jorge Villalobos

      Adobe Shockwave is considered an add-on, but it is not developed by Mozilla. You can try and look for help on our support site, though.

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  29. Lalit

    I have lot of problem by this add-on- crasing all the time.Thus I prefarred not to enable it

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  30. Brett L

    >counted dashes on amp the graphic for the contest
    TURNING IT UP TO 11!

    Great touch!

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    1. Karl

      First ones probably for zero. :) sorry to burst the bubble. :)

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  31. Allasso Travesser

    Hello, Amy,

    Is it okay to submit two addons in the same category?

    Allasso

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    1. Amy Tsay Author

      Yes, that is fine.

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  32. francis B otchway

    I have been finding very difficult using fire fox three days now
    Please do something about it for me .

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  33. Max

    I miss one category.
    What about “best security add-on”?
    I only use add-ons due to security reasons: NoScript, Adblock etc.
    If they weren’t I’ll use other browsers immediately.

    And what about naming confusion: add-on, plugin, extension?
    Beginner users are puzzled about this. See above.

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  34. Suresh AC

    Thanks Amy for the info…..

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  35. Jill Smith

    I was downloading a cookie program in tools (addons) then a lot of firefox adds for different things to dpownload came in tools , lots of them.. I can’t get rid of it all and l want to install the cookie tracking thing i was doing. Any help please.
    Jill

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  36. treaki

    hi,

    > add-ons—85% of Firefox users have them installed

    85% of Firefox users. Nice stat… But dose that include that this 85% of users has installed their add-ons on there own? or are that just 85% because many applications/manufactures install junk addons without letting the user know about? Can you tell me how many of this 85% are aware of there add-ons?

    greetings treaki

    PS: ive got massiv problems with sending this report. possible server side error. i am no trying with opera

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  37. akinyemi bobade festus

    `how can one be access to this.

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  38. akinyemi bobade festus

    i mean the t shirt.

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  39. Ahmed a.k.a. Meda a.k.a. Rayvolt

    Hello, is that this contest is open to people who know nothing about programming? For an average person like me who knows nothing enprogrammation, how can I participate? Merçi in advance for your answers. Peace and long life that Firefox is the best browser in the world

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  40. Allasso Travesser

    Hello Again,

    I have an addon that has passed preliminary review. However, I have upgraded it significantly, and plan to submit it for FULL REVIEW shortly. It has never passed full review before, only preliminary review.

    Would this qualify to be entered into the contest?

    Thanks, Allasso

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    1. Amy Tsay Author

      Yes, you can submit it as an Updated Add-on entry.

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  41. Ali

    :D

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  42. Janece Krusiewicz

    I love Firefox and the apps just make it that much better because I can express myself and style with them! thank you!!!

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  43. sebasjosero

    Por lo que veo esto es solo para los que saben hablar ingles

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    1. Jorge Villalobos

      Este blog es solo en inglés, sí. Sin embargo, hay una versión en español de ese artículo aquí.

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  44. krik funkz

    anybody plz help me out with this contest…..?????

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  45. anas

    i want to install the best download manager ,i wish that using that add-on i could resume my uncompleted downloads when i restart or when i reopen firefox.
    do you have any suggestion?

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    1. Amy Tsay Author

      Hi Anas, you might want to try FlashGot in conjunction with an external download manager: https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/flashgot

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  46. Brian

    I appreciate the efforts folks put into developing these add-ons. However, I installed the cookie controller add on and found that I don’t fully understand its abilities and as a result lost some data that I wanted to keep. I would like to remove the add on but have not been successful in finding a way to do so. Add on authors – Thank you for your efforts but please provide information about removal should the user find the add on is not what they had expected. Can anyone tell me how to uninstall this add-on?

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    1. Amy Tsay Author

      Hi Brian, were you not able to remove it from the Extensions tab of the Add-ons Manager (about:addons)?

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  47. Allasso Travesser

    Can an addon be submitted on the 18th, or does it have to be before the 18th?

    Allasso

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    1. Amy Tsay Author

      It would have to be submitted no later than 11:59 p.m. PST on Thursday, July 18, 2013 (7:59 a.m. GMT on July 19, 2013).

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  48. Ute Lucht

    Leider habe ich nur ein nomales Handy, ich kann das nicht ausprobieren kann.

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  49. Tomasz Lewoc

    Does the entry form send any automated confirmation via email once you’ve entered? I never got any and am now wondering if my entry was actually registered, or some error occurred.

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    1. Amy Tsay Author

      Hi Tomasz, we got your entry! Thanks

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  50. Sharon Davis

    I use Firefox as my browser, I’ve signed up for the add-ons too.

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