Tag Archives: add-ons

Collecting Add-ons In More Applications

If you are an add-on fan and missed the Mozilla Add-ons blog post about the new Add-on Collector release (1.1), be sure and go and read it: Add-on Collector now supports Thunderbird, Seamonkey, and Mobile This is a project that Dave and I at Briks really enjoy working on. The challenge for this release was […]

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Zemanta Compose

Jazz-up your Thunderbird Mail with Zemanta

Zemanta‘s semantic technology has been around in Firefox for a while now via their add-on, which is just one of the tools in their set. Amongst other things it provides you with image, link, and article suggestions based on your content as you write blog posts or compose (Web)emails. This weeks sees releases that support […]

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JPL Phase 3 – Mozilla at SXSW

So we have entered phase 3 of the Jetpack for Learning Design Challenge. This will consist of continuing work for the 10 successful projects from Phase 2, culminating in the Design Camp at SWSW on 10-12 March. Read ‘Mozilla Jetpack Design Challenge invites 10 teams to Design Camp‘ at Mozilla Labs. The 10 chosen projects […]

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More Jetpack Goodness

Herein lies some random Jetpack snippets of information. The Jetpack for Learning Design Challenge is coming to the end of Phase 2. Judging commences today on the wonderful entries, with up to 5 teams being chosen to go to the design camp in Texas before SXSW Interactive in March. I’ve added a tiny Jetpack to […]

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Flickr Find

Introducing Flickr Find

Did you ever need that perfect image for a presentation you were doing? Flickr Find makes it easy. Creative Commons images are returned by default, but you can make an easy change to search all images. Requirements Firefox 3.6 or greater Jetpack Add-on 0.7 or greater Install Flickr Find is available at the Jetpack Gallery. […]

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Slupper - File upload

File Upload in a Jetpack – Slupper

I was really impressed with the File Upload demo on Mozilla Hacks because it mixed in a few nice technologies like XHR upload progress events, Canvas, and the File API new in Firefox 3.6. It turns out that I needed to talk about some of the things in last week’s Jetpack for Learning seminar. So […]

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Firefox Mobile Add-ons – One Small Step for Mankind

By small in the title, I mean small devices. One large step was taken in the Fennec add-ons ecosystem over the weekend at the Mozilla/Maemo get together in Copenhagen [pictures, tweets]. Present were a large chunk of the Fennec developement team, add-on developers, localisers, and community members. We shared the space with Maemo developers and […]

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Facebook Picture Uploads from Firefox

If you are a Facebooker like myself, and put your photos there, now it is even easier to get the pictures online. In collaboration with Briks, the Facebook Toolbar for Firefox has a new upload feature in the recent 1.4 release. To activate, click on the picture icon on the right-most side of the toolbar. […]

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Retrieving Your Extension Version

From time to time when reviewing add-ons on AMO, I notice that the version number of the extension is hard-coded. The author needs it to fork some code because of API differences across versions of the Mozilla application, or perhaps some other reason. Hard-coding is not necessary. In most cases the version should only be […]

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Inaugural Add-on-Con Report

Image by King Molan via Flickr The inaugural 1-day Add-on-Con took place yesterday, and here is some random take-away from the event. The organisers (Kudos to the folks from OneRiot, Adaptive Blue, and Sxipper) said that the turnout and interest this year exceeded their expectations and intend to run with the event again. Add-on Business […]

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