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Make your add-on support Android in 4 easy steps

As you may know by now, we’re running an add-on developer contest called Amp Your Firefox. We’re very excited about it and there are various categories you can compete in, but we especially care about the mobile categories. We want to grow our collection of add-ons for Android, so that Android users can enjoy the […]

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Fire.fm – present and future

The Fire.fm extension is more than four years old today. I created it with coworker Jose Enrique Bolaños to submit it to the Extend Firefox competition. It was a great product, if I can say so myself. It won the Best Music add-on prize and garnered a great deal of users and good reviews at […]

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My experience porting an add-on to Mobile Firefox

I’ve been meaning to experiment more with Mobile Firefox for a while, but I’ve had very little time to work on my own add-ons, which are the best source of real-world development experience for me. Since I had received a couple of requests to port Remote XUL Manager to mobile, and this is a fairly […]

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Projects update

Since I haven’t blogged here for quite a while, I thought it’d be good to do the mandatory WordPress version update and then post a little update on the side projects I’m currently working on: Remote XUL Manager has taken most of my spare time. It’s been exciting just because it’s a fairly new project […]

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GSOC Project Update: Cancelled

I’ve been meaning to write about this for a while now, but I just haven’t had the time for it given all the work I’ve been doing surrounding the Firefox 4 release. The editor review queues are predictably getting much more submissions, and I’ve been trying to keep add-on developers up to date with Firefox […]

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Add-on packaging – Manifests revisited and wiki

I’ve been spending some time working on the new wiki for the Add-on Packaging Spec. Here it is. At the moment I’m writing the complete manifest file specification, basically copying and adapting the current specifications for install manifests and chrome manifests. I’m pretty much done with the former, and will be adding the latter probably […]

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Add-on packaging spec, part 3

This is a specification for a project that will be implemented for the Google Summer of Code, and it can still change as feedback is received. There are no concrete plans of making this a part of Firefox in the near future. Read my previous post for more info. Part 3 – Installation Add-on performance […]

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Add-on packaging spec, part 2

This is a specification for a project that will be implemented for the Google Summer of Code, and it can still change as feedback is received. There are no concrete plans of making this a part of Firefox in the near future. Read my previous post for more info. Part 2 – URL resolution Here’s […]

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Add-on packaging spec, part 1

This is a specification for a project that will be implemented for the Google Summer of Code, and it can still change as feedback is received. There are no concrete plans of making this a part of Firefox in the near future. Read my previous post for more info. Part 1 – The Manifest File […]

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Add-on Packaging Idea now a GSOC project

When I wrote my previous post about making add-on packaging simpler, I hoped but didn’t expect much to come out of it. It was more like taking a peek into the community and see how much interest there was for these kinds of proposal. I have a real desire to see things like this come […]

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