Add-ons Blog

Posts from June, 2013

New Theme Hover Buttons

Our newest addition to the engineering team, Kevin Ngo, added some hover buttons to make it easier for you to install a new theme and also edit themes you’ve authored. When you mouse over a theme thumbnail, you will see a green “Add” button. If you like what you see previewed in the header of… Continue reading

Categories: end users, themes

Add-ons Update – Week of 2013/06/26

I post these updates every 3 weeks to inform add-on developers about the status of the review queues, add-on compatibility, and other happenings in the add-ons world. The Review Queues Most nominations for full review are taking less than 5 weeks to review. Most updates are being reviewed within 2 weeks. Most preliminary reviews are… Continue reading

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Categories: compatibility, developers

Compete in the “Amp Your Firefox” Add-ons Contest!

The number people using Firefox for Android is increasing, and so is traffic to addons.mozilla.org. This makes mobile Firefox add-on development more relevant than ever. Don’t miss this opportunity to reach an audience of 10 million and counting! Are you ready to take on the challenge? Get the details »

Categories: contests, developers

Jetpack, Fennec and NativeWindow

Mobile Firefox add-on development is getting more and more relevant. As Firefox for Android steadily adds users and continues to be top-rated on Google’s Play Store we are also seeing increased traffic from millions of Android users on the Add-ons site looking for themes and extensions. We’re even running a contest to get developers interested… Continue reading

Categories: contests, developers, jetpack, mobile, sdk

Alternatives to Google Reader

With less than a month to go before Google Reader shuts down, it’s time to check out add-ons that meet your feed-reading needs. Feedly is our #1 pick, but that doesn’t mean it has to be yours—here are a few more we’ve curated for you. Enjoy! Feedly A productive way to organize, read and share… Continue reading

Categories: end users

Add-ons Update – Week of 2013/06/05

I post these updates every 3 weeks to inform add-on developers about the status of the review queues, add-on compatibility, and other happenings in the add-ons world. The Review Queues Most nominations for full review are taking less than 4 weeks to review. Most updates are being reviewed within 10 days. Most preliminary reviews are… Continue reading

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Categories: compatibility, developers, documentation

Add-on Compatibility for Firefox 22

Firefox 22 will be released on June 25th. Here’s the list of changes that went into this version that can affect add-on compatibility. There is more information available in Firefox 22 for Developers, so you should read that too. Update: please read this update for one more compatibility issue that was just discovered. General Add-ons… Continue reading

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Categories: compatibility, developers, documentation

Featured Add-ons for June

It’s already June, and time for new featured add-ons! Featured add-ons are selected by a community board, which nominates and votes on great add-ons that appeal to a wide audience. Featured add-ons are promoted in rotation on the homepage of addons.mozilla.org, as well as in the monthly Firefox & You newsletter, our fan page, among… Continue reading

Categories: developers, end users