As we’re closing in on the end of an amazing year in add-ons, we’ve finished a few new features which we think will bring some holiday cheer to the lives of add-on developers and users alike.
Our add-ons platform has been around for years, and there are quite a few add-ons which could be considered software products in and of themselves. Naturally, this means that many users expect a high level of stability and polish from their add-ons, while others are willing to live life on the edge to get to the latest pre-release add-ons. With Beta Channels, add-on developers can release beta or prerelease versions of their add-ons without pushing updates to their entire user base. Unlike experimental add-ons, beta channels provide automatic updates to users who install a beta version. Beta add-ons are unreviewed and can only comprise up to 20% of your total active user population. For more on how to use this feature, visit our Documentation page on the Developer Hub.
Providing support for your users is both important and not always easy. Now, thanks to Get Satisfaction, you can integrate your support communities directly in AMO. With a free Get Satisfaction account you can create a community where you can easily keep track of your user’s problems, get feedback, and empower your community to help each other for support problems. Simply sign for a free account, create your community and enter the pertinent information in your Developer Control Panel.
We’re working to make the AMO experience better for the many add-ons users who don’t speak English. Towards this end, we’ve created a filter for the browse pages so that you can restrict the view to only add-ons with a localized description for the selected locale. Check out our listings of add-ons with German descriptions to see how this works. We’re going to expand this feature to work on larger parts of the site, and this is a first step towards making add-ons more accessible to the non English speaking world.