Hello Add-on Community!
My name is Aakash and I work as the Product Lead for the Firefox Input team. The integration of a user feedback service onto Firefox has been a major boon in delivering timely and helpful bug reports, praise for a job well done to the development and UX teams, user-experience insights, compatibility breakages, performance and stability clusters.
What we’ve noticed is that users already send feedback via Firefox about these add-ons using the “Submit Feedback” option in the Help Menu or via the Feedback button. They consider add-ons to be an integral part of the Firefox product experience. So, why not extend support to add-ons themselves within the Add-ons Manager?
We have been experimenting with opening up Input to Add-on Developers and the reception from our users have been positive. So, what we would like to do is add feedback as a strict opt-in service for add-on developers via AMO. If an add-on author does opt-in to have feedback received for their add-on, the following will occur:
- Praise/Issues/Idea feedback buttons will display within the detail-view of your installed add-on in the add-ons manager. To view what specifically will happen in Desktop Firefox, take a look at the Input team’s experimental add-on.
- Feedback sent in via input.mozilla.com will be shown on the main Input dashboard for the specific version of Firefox.
- Feedback received for your add-on will be shown in an easy-to-read format within the Developer Hub.
The team believes this will create a closer connection to add-on users and authors as well as help propel the development of add-ons. With all of this said, we don’t know if this is something an add-on developer would want and or use.
So, please take a minute to fill-out a very short survey on this topic: