I just submitted an update to my extension, with a minor change, and for the first time ever (4 years) it is going through a compliance review. The message was that its permissions are too broad, since it will run on every web page. Of course it would be useless if I would limit the permissions. I let the users whitelist or blacklist URLs as they wish.
13 posts • joined 11 Jun 2009
Firefox the king of add-ons
I have used Mozilla browsers since they were in the alpha stage, but I don't know what Pocket is or who the CEO is. As a developer, the important thing is Firefox/SeaMonkey's outstanding support for creating add-ons, leaving Chrome/Opera and Safari in the dust.
XUL is irrelevant these days unless you have an old add-on to maintain.
The only problem is that Mozilla have volunteer add-on reviewers so the reviews are a bottleneck.
Re: getting better and cheaper for the average dev
I am an exclusive Safari extension developer. Apple now wants to charge me for the same service that Mozilla, Google and Opera provide for free.
Here is the number of extensions in the galleries, counted by me: Chrome 23 585, Firefox 12 841, Thunderbird 1 199, Opera 895, Internet Explorer 858, Seamonkey 714, Safari 484, Firefox for Android 285.