Mozilla Add-ons Universe: The Next Level for AMOPresentation Transcript
Mozilla Add-ons Universe
The Next Level for AMO
Mozilla Balkans Public Day, Skopje - 22 May 2010
Core to the Mozilla mission of “choice & innovation”
Huge momentum versus other browsers.
Customization is one of the key differentiators for Firefox
and helps users feel like Firefox is “mine”
1st class deployment infrastructure at Mozilla Add-ons
1.5B downloaded from AMO
167M+ add-ons in use
4.5M registered users
33-50% of Firefox installs have at least one add-on
Average number of add-ons per user is 5
Vibrant Startup Ecosystem
The Big Guys
Launched with site re-design in August 2009
Encourage participation from non-developers
Ultimately, increase # of downloads.
Documentation, tutorials, code samples
Taggable, searchable code repositories
Picture by Kai Hendry.
Picture by Madhava Enros
Shiny New Add-ons Manager
Zamboni - aka The Big Rewrite
Moving away from a CakePHP driven site to the Django
Seen in the wild:
Finding a Business Model for add-ons is hard. Typically needs
to be backed by a compelling Web Service. Hobbyist add-on
authors and companies alike deserve a chance to make a few
Follow progress in bug 562790.
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