Add-ons Blog

Posts from August, 2010

Add-ons Review Update – Week of 2010/08/31

Summary These bi-weekly posts explain the current state of add-on reviews and other information relevant to add-on developers. There’s a lengthy overview of the Add-on Review Process posted in this blog that should be read as a general guide about the review process. Most nominations are being reviewed within 1 week. Almost every update is… Continue reading

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Categories: compatibility, developers, documentation, policy, releases

Add-on compatibility for Firefox 4 – beta 4 edition

A little over a month ago I posted the first compatibility notice for add-on developers. Beta 1 was just out, and there were a lot of important breaking changes that you needed to be aware of. We’re now up to beta 4, RC1 is a couple of months away, and there even more things you… Continue reading

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Categories: compatibility, developers, documentation

New Categories on AMO

There are a number of ways to organize and classify add-ons on AMO, but categories are probably the best way to ensure your add-on has maximum exposure to users searching for particular add-ons. We’re very excited to announce that we’ve just added 3 new categories to our site: Games & Entertainment for Firefox extensions Shopping… Continue reading

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Categories: developers, end users

New Firefox Mobile versions

AMO has been updated with 2.0a1 and 2.0b1pre versions for Firefox Mobile.  Alpha 1 will be released in the next day or so, so please test your extension if you already are compatible with 2.0a1pre, it is very likely that your extension will still work.  Also, the Fennec nightly builds have been updated to 2.0b1pre,… Continue reading

Categories: developers, mobile

Add-ons Review Update – Week of 2010/08/17

Summary These bi-weekly posts explain the current state of add-on reviews and other information relevant to add-on developers. There’s a lengthy overview of the Add-on Review Process posted in this blog that should be read as a general guide about the review process. Most nominations are being reviewed within 2 weeks. Almost every update is… Continue reading

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Categories: compatibility, developers, documentation, general, policy, releases

“New Ways to Extend and Personalize the Web” @FudCon Chile 2010

FUDCon (Fedora Users and Developers Conference) conferences are events the Fedora community holds around the world featuring numerous talks and workshops focused on the Fedora project. The conferences provide attendees and the community an opportunity to highlight key contributions in the FLOSS space. This year, I received an invitation to FUDCon in Santiago Chile on… Continue reading

Categories: general

addons.mozilla.org planned downtime

Tomorrow, August 10, from 6:00pm to 10:30pm Pacific time, addons.mozilla.org will undergo a 4.5 hour maintenance period. While we will try to make many pages available as read-only, please plan for the site to be completely unavailable for the full 4.5 hour window. This will also affect AMO’s API and services such as add-on update… Continue reading

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Categories: developers, end users, general

Winners of the Add-on Icon Makeover Contest

The 2300 votes have been tallied and I’m pleased to announce the 5 winners of the Add-on Icon Makeover Contest: Adblock Plus WiseStamp Facebook Translate Webmail Notifier Youtube Music Player Over the next few weeks our designer will work with these authors to create new icons, and we’ll be sure to share the results! Thanks… Continue reading

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Adding to Collections for the next two weeks

Since we’re hard at work upgrading the Collections feature with some big improvements, we’ll be temporarily disabling the “Add to Collection” feature from the add-on detail pages.  We’ll reinstate the feature within the next couple of weeks and you can still update your collections with the Add-on Collector, as well as on the collection detail… Continue reading

Categories: end users, general, releases