Mozilla Asks Add-on Developers What They Want to See in Mobile Firefox

Mozilla is focusing on mobile quite a lot these days. Firefox for Android is gaining steam and Firefox OS is coming soon. Mozilla is right to want to expand into the mobile landscape and it’s trying to take as much of the desktop Firefox along, but that’s not always possible.

Add-ons, one of the key features of Firefox, which was adopted by every other browser out there, are far less popular on mobile.

Granted, people are even more reluctant to install add-ons and extensions that may slow down their browsing even more.

But the selection isn’t that great either. That’s partly because developers are taking their sweet time migrating to the mobile platform and would rather build native apps.

But it’s also because the add-on APIs in Firefox leave somewhat to be desired. That’s especially true now that Firefox has switched to using the native UI APIs which imposed even more limits on developers. So Mozilla wants to know what are the APIs that developers are missing on mobile.

Advertisements

2 comments on “Mozilla Asks Add-on Developers What They Want to See in Mobile Firefox

  1. Howdy! I could have sworn I’ve been to this site before but after reading through some of the post I realized it’s new to me. Anyways, I’m definitely glad I found it and I’ll be book-marking and checking back often!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s