Mobile Add-on Developers: Update Your Mobile Add-on to 2.0a1

The following is a re-post of Caitlin Looney’s blog post from yesterday.

Update Your Add-on to Support 2.0a1

We’re nearing the release of Firefox 2.0 for Android and Nokia N900 alpha. There is huge interest from users who want to try Firefox on their device, but more importantly, these users want to install their favorite add-ons right away. Please ensure your add-on’s max version is updated to support 2.0a1 by Friday, August 13, so that it’s compatible with our Alpha release build.

NOTE: Firefox 2.0 for mobile devices will move the Electrolysis platform. This means that chrome windows (the main application window) and content windows (web content in browser tabs) will be in separate processes. This impacts application and add-on code in a few ways. See the 2.0 extensions wiki page to learn more.

Early Bird Gets the Worm

We’ve received huge interest around Firefox for Android. If you’ve got a good idea for a mobile add-on, get in early and develop it! We’re keeping our eyes peeled to feature and recommend some game-changing add-ons to our Android and Nokia N900 users as we ramp up to our beta and final release.

Get early exposure by getting your add-on in front of early adopters, get mentioned in our blog posts, appear in our interviews with press, and be mentioned on our Web pages and promotional materials.

Get Help!

We are around and happy to help answer any questions. Find us on IRC #mobile and Mark (mfinkle) can answer your questions. Mark and other developers that can help you are on this channel daily and are there to help. Don’t be a stranger. Lastly, check out this useful Web page to help you develop your add-on for Firefox on mobile devices.