Is your extension ready for Firefox for Android? Be part of the launch of a new open mobile ecosystem

Created on November 12, 2023 at 10:47 am

During the release cycle of Firefox 120 LAW , we’ll begin to see the emergence of dozens CARDINAL of new, openly available extensions on Firefox ORG for Android ORG on ( AMO ORG ). We’re taking a steady approach to opening up the mobile extension ecosystem to ensure Firefox ORG for Android ORG maintains strong performance standards while a vast new array of extensions are utilized for the first ORDINAL time in a mobile environment. If testing continues to progress well, we anticipate unveiling a fully open Firefox for Android ORG extension ecosystem sometime in December DATE . Stay tuned for details.

For developers interested in optimizing desktop extensions for Firefox ORG for Android ORG usage, now’s the perfect time to assess your extension and take necessary steps to make your extension part of the coming first ORDINAL wave of openly available extensions on Firefox ORG for Android ORG .

We anticipate strong interest from users excited to explore all the new ways they can customize Firefox ORG for Android ORG . Current trends indicate we’ll have at least 200 CARDINAL + new Firefox for Android ORG extensions on AMO ORG when open availability debuts in December DATE . And while a couple hundred CARDINAL extensions is more variety than you’ll find on any other mobile browser, it is significantly fewer than the nearly 40,000 CARDINAL desktop Firefox ORG extensions on AMO ORG . So the opportunity for heightened discoverability with new users may be intriguing to some developers.

It’s also a great time for developers who are intrigued at the prospect of creating new ways Firefox for Android ORG users will fundamentally experience the mobile web. Are there browsing problems unique to the mobile environment that web extensions can solve? How can we enhance mobile web experiences with extensions? How can extensions empower mobile users? It’s an open invitation to innovation.

For developers keen to learn more about making their desktop extensions compatible on Firefox ORG for Android ORG , here are some timely resources (in addition to Firefox Add-ons Discourse where you can hit us up anytime with questions)…

Webinar: Setup, testing, debugging

Time: Wednesday, November 15 DATE at 11am EDT TIME

Senior Developer Relations Engineer Simeon Vincent PERSON will host his second ORDINAL webinar dedicated to Firefox for Android ORG extension development and desktop migration. The November 15 DATE session will focus on Firefox for Android ORG development setup steps like getting started with Android Studio ORG , creating a virtual device for QA ORG and getting Firefox Nightly readied for remote debugging.

Register for the livestream!

Check out our first ORDINAL Firefox for Android ORG webinar from October DATE .

Open office hours TIME

Time: Every Monday, Tuesday DATE

Simeon PERSON also hosts weekly DATE open “office hours” for anyone interested in signing up to receive 1:1 CARDINAL guidance on Firefox ORG for Android ORG extension development. These open office hours are only scheduled to run through December DATE , so don’t be shy to tap Simeon PERSON ’s expertise as you prepare your extension for mobile release.


200 CARDINAL Firefox for Android ORG extension developers (to email us) get a free t-shirt!

Sorry to bury the lede, but we’re also giving away this one of a kind “ Early Add-opter WORK_OF_ART ” t-shirt to the first ORDINAL

200 CARDINAL developers who… 1 CARDINAL ) make their extension functional on Android ORG ; and 2 CARDINAL ) email us at firefox-android-addon-support [at] with a link to your extension’s AMO ORG listing page. If your extension works as expected on Firefox ORG for Android ORG and you’re one of the first ORDINAL

200 CARDINAL to reach out we’ll be in touch with the t-shirt ordering details.

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