- We shipped Fx28! High five :) https://wiki.mozilla.org/QA/Fennec/28/RC/1
- Phones for power consumption, https://etherpad.mozilla.org/N4-S4
- Need to take a gander at release notes: ttps://www-dev.allizom.org/en-US/mobile/28.0/releasenotes/
- Sync failures observed yesterday, recorded? Thanks for the testing, keep chipping away/commenting if you would. The conclusion I'd like to draw above success/failure is - are we generally aligned with the feedback we're seeing in the GP store? https://etherpad.mozilla.org/synctest
- Still some things that need to land -- scheduling tweaks (see mfinkle's feedback), Send Tab removal, some deprecation indicator work.
- We uplifted with synthetic APK support turned on (and a snippet/bookmark) for beta testing. We need a concerted effort to monitor feedback so we can react in due time prior to next merge (04/28). The plan is to do another GA Go/No-Go the week of April 4th and actually change the bits (if needed) prior to go to build week of April 8th (which is either beta 3 or 4). Backlog
Process improvements discussion
A discussion started about how it seems to be taking longer to land features. Roadmap items tend to slip a bit too often. What can we do to improve our efficiency?
Telemetry hack week?
Ian suggested taking some time after the Fx31 merge to focus on landing some UI telemetry probes. We have a few bugs filed and Sola has some patches getting close. Ian suggested a Hack Week to get the code landed. We might not need to dedicate the entire team to coding, but we all need to be aware of what's happening. We also need to support Sola, Chenxia and Newman in order to get these patches landed.
- We determine to land UI Telemetry in Fx31, possibly uplift to Fx30 based on risk.
- As a team, understand how UI Telemetry is different than old-school Telemetry (It is!)
- As a team, focus on how we structure probes (events and sessions) for the current bugs
- As a team, understand how post-processing will happen to allow us to analyze the data once it's been collected
We might need a special meeting for this.
Google continues expansion of its Play media services - Play Movies added 39 markets and is now available in 65 countries and Music in 25, expanding content offerings for users and the playback market for Chromecast. Google also announced enhancements to Google Games platform, looking to add cross-platform support.
Why should we care? Google continues to sign content licensing agreements in core markets and markets where Apple has not gone, strengthening it's position as a content player for the Android platform. It continues to follow it's X-platform strategy to bring Google services to whatever device you happen to be using, and increasing the utility value of the Google brand to its users.
Umeng released its China Mobile Insights report - Notables: 700mm "smart" devices active in China; social sharing to Chinese services (e.g. not Facebook) is a key to success; just under half of all active devices are mid to high-end devices (e.g. $330 and up); Samsung owns 24% market share - super fragmented; WiFi connectivity continues to grow while LTE isn't quite ready for prime time.
Why should we care? - China remains a big opportunity, with multiple operators and service providers. It's a very fragmented market that has a large install base of Android devices.
- Continued rumors of Amazon releasing a set-top box in the near future, along with Amazon registering with DIAL for "AmazonInstantVideo"
- Google announces changes to its Settings API on Windows to make it harder to hijack
- The OLPC project is effectively dead
- Continue to see KitKat 4.4 updates for devices
- Akamai IO raised a few eyebrows on Akamai being another market share source. Recommend results be compared to other sources given Akamai's client base and how they're counting requests.
- Missed from last week, Opera for Android has WebRTC support now
- The Wearable Technology Show starts today and tomorrow. Updates as events warrant, but expect to see a couple announcements on Android wearables (like Neptune & Pearl's and Google's below)
- As hinted at earlier at SXSW, Google launches Android Wear, a project to facilitate the use of Android in wearable devices.
- No major new trending issues
- Stability still top issue
- Still confusion over bookmarks, history, top sites navigation. New feedback is that users are confused that they have to navigate to about:home to view these lists (especially bookmarks), users expect them to be navigable via the menu. https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=984971
- Upcoming feedback summary report by EOW
No notes - in-meeting updates from Mark and Deb
read only, but please spread the word
- We're hiring a Product Marketing Manager - the job posting is up and everyone should post it to their social networks:
- Cleaned up the Firefox Hub stuff, so now Fx30, Fx31, and Fx32 each have one Hub project page (not counting related snippet banner or add-on pages)
- Moved WebRTC tab streaming from Fx30 to Fx31
- Project dashboard: https://etherpad.mozilla.org/fennecdashboard