Firefox Marketplace: May 17th – June 13th

Andy McKay

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This is a regular post focusing on the status of the Firefox Marketplace.

  • Total bugs open: 575
  • Total bugs opened: 384
  • Total bugs closed: 284

Some specific changes of note:

  • Start of moving the API from Django Tastypie over to Django Rest Framework (875540)
  • Privacy policy moved out of the main app object on the API (870557)
  • API added for newsletter signup (874958)
  • Regions added to app detail API (873198)
  • Use the new SIM API to determine the location (867793)
  • Signing in after logging out fixed (869664)
  • Marketplace offline experience much improved (875734)
  • Nicer review form for an app (872840)
  • Google analytics added to Marketplace actions (874076)
  • Feature profile detection added to the validator (862454)
  • The Marketplace now supports OpenSearch (872954)
  • App installation on Linux fixed (876293)
  • Android packaged apps added to the search (878918)

Upcoming:

We also do a weekly “show and tell” of things that people have done in the Apps group every week. This is a summary of some of the things that have been shown there.

  • Touch events are now possible in the simulator. Myk demonstrated that click and drag with a mouse is now the same as touch events on the device. Available in the preview version.
  • The simulator “push to device” now works on 64 bit linux because adb has successfully been compiled for that platform.
  • App refresh will automatically detect changes in apps installed into the simulator from the Marketplace. Also command-shift-r refreshes but also clears the application cache.
  • Chris showed off the pending review queue addition to the Marketplace. This allows app developers to see how long they have to wait in the review queue.
  • Amy reported that the review team has onboard five new volunteer reviewers for the Marketplace.
  • Basta showed that the Marketplace JavaScript has decreased in size by using a custom JQuery build. Check out the current size.
  • The Marketplace region is now set from the SIM card.

We were also joined on the Marketplace team by Mathieu Pillard. Welcome to the Marketplace team, Mathieu.

One response

  1. Fred wrote on ::

    *clap* *clap* *clap* Welcome Mathieu!