Features/Desktop/Make Add-ons Awesome
|Make Add-ons Awesome|
|Product manager||Asa Dotzler|
|Directly Responsible Individual||Jorge Villalobos|
|Product marketing lead||`|
|Additional members||Matt Grimes, Tyler Downer, Michael Verdi|
Stage 1: Definition
1. Feature overview
Add-ons have become one of the top reasons behind complaints we receive from our users, ranging from unwanted installs to poor performance and malware. This is the tracking feature for all work that we'll be doing to address these add-on problems.
The major features are ordered by importance, the first being the most important, and low-hanging fruit features are identified with [LHF].
1. Enhanced customization APIs (feature page):
- Vetted APIs for changing the homepage, default search, keyword URL and new tab page.
2. Firefox reset option on reinstall (feature page):
- [LHF] Add the reset feature to the common repair path for Windows users so that it's discoverable.
3. Improve add-on monitoring (feature page):
- Track more of all existing add-ons.
- Quicker response to malware.
4. Enhanced Blocklisting (feature page):
- [LHF] Double refresh rate.
- [LHF] Blocklist entries should support reverting a set of preferences.
- [LHF] Check for unblocked versions before blocking.
- Blocklist entries should support more block types, like performance and security warnings.
5. Clearer Add-on Installation (feature page):
- [LHF] Global add-on uninstall, instead of just disable.
- Simpler install from trusted sources.
- New opt-in install screen.
- Installed add-ons reminder.
2. Users & use cases
End users are the primary target here, specially less knowledgeable users who are more likely to install malicious or unwanted add-ons unknowingly.
Stage 2: Design
5. Functional specification
6. User experience design
Stage 3: Planning
7. Implementation plan
Quality Assurance review
Stage 4: Development
Stage 5: Release
10. Landing criteria
|Theme / Goal||Experience|
Team status notes