Firefox Marketplace: May 17th – June 13th

Andy McKay


This is a regular post focusing on the status of the Firefox Marketplace.

  • Total bugs open: 575
  • Total bugs opened: 384
  • Total bugs closed: 284

Some specific changes of note:

  • Start of moving the API from Django Tastypie over to Django Rest Framework (875540)
  • Privacy policy moved out of the main app object on the API (870557)
  • API added for newsletter signup (874958)
  • Regions added to app detail API (873198)
  • Use the new SIM API to determine the location (867793)
  • Signing in after logging out fixed (869664)
  • Marketplace offline experience much improved (875734)
  • Nicer review form for an app (872840)
  • Google analytics added to Marketplace actions (874076)
  • Feature profile detection added to the validator (862454)
  • The Marketplace now supports OpenSearch (872954)
  • App installation on Linux fixed (876293)
  • Android packaged apps added to the search (878918)


We also do a weekly “show and tell” of things that people have done in the Apps group every week. This is a summary of some of the things that have been shown there.

  • Touch events are now possible in the simulator. Myk demonstrated that click and drag with a mouse is now the same as touch events on the device. Available in the preview version.
  • The simulator “push to device” now works on 64 bit linux because adb has successfully been compiled for that platform.
  • App refresh will automatically detect changes in apps installed into the simulator from the Marketplace. Also command-shift-r refreshes but also clears the application cache.
  • Chris showed off the pending review queue addition to the Marketplace. This allows app developers to see how long they have to wait in the review queue.
  • Amy reported that the review team has onboard five new volunteer reviewers for the Marketplace.
  • Basta showed that the Marketplace JavaScript has decreased in size by using a custom JQuery build. Check out the current size.
  • The Marketplace region is now set from the SIM card.

We were also joined on the Marketplace team by Mathieu Pillard. Welcome to the Marketplace team, Mathieu.

1 response

  1. Fred wrote on :

    *clap* *clap* *clap* Welcome Mathieu!