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Roadmap found here

  • Bug 1006947 - HomeProvider: org.mozilla.gecko.sqlite.SQLiteBridgeException: Can't step statement: (5) database is locked

Goals check in

Deb, Mark, Brad, Ian

Any status changes to the following?

  • [ON TRACK] Firefox on Android: Firefox Hub - initial version shipped in GA with 2 add-ons (Fx30)
  • [ON TRACK] initial Tiles-like functionality with full telemetry probes (Fx31 Fx32) [dria, ibarlow, mfinkle]
  • [ON TRACK] Firefox on Android: User support - contextual tips (Fx32) [dria, ibarlow, mfinkle]
    • goal is about addressing feedback concerns
      • history stuff
      • sync set up panel
      • private tabs view
      • little shitty help menu
      • putting stuff in place for pop-up tips in Fx33
      • Mark to come up with a more specific list...
  • [ON TRACK] First-run experience (Fx33) [dria, ibarlow, mfinkle]
    • Goal is an improved first-run experience - not teaching the whole app, but streamlining the initial experience
      • Includes suggested sites
      • UX team is working on other stuff
  • [ON TRACK] Firefox on Android: Startup performance - instrument and start measuring WebApp startup performance [dria, snorp, blassey]
    • Snorp's working on it
  • [ON TRACK] Firefox on Android: Tablets - Complete design spec for tabbed browsing refresh [dria, ibarlow]
  • [ON TRACK] Firefox on Android: Search widget (Fx33) [dria, ibarlow, minkle]
  • [DONE] Firefox on Android: Quick Share Provider functionality including support for defaults via distributions (Fx31) [dria, mfinkle]





Google quietly Google has launched an updated mobile web version of the Play store, giving users the ability to use the web versus a native app. You can have a peek at
Why we should care: With the integration of Chrome in the launcher, this may be a way Google plans to better integrate Play content and hardware discovery and acquisition without the need of a dedicated app (and may also drive the underlying app itself).

Microsoft released its Surface Pro 3 last week, further refining the power tablet offering and receiving mostly positive reviews for pretty much everything except the keyboard.
Why we should care: Microsoft's Surface product line continues to grow, and is generating around $1B/quarter in revenue in a market where tablet rev/sales are plateauing (and in some cases declining). The Surface Pro 3 is closer to a Windows laptop replacement than Android or iOS tablets, and adoption bears watching.




No new feedback trends, top issues are stable: Updated Weekly Sample Feedback.

Roland will cover user feedback next week since Rob will be on a UX research trip for FFOS.



Partner review

No notes - in-meeting updates from Mark and Deb


  • Proposal: go/no-go discussion on features at the product meeting (or a separate meeting?) the first week after uplift.
    • Format? Quick feature tour → Health report → Q&A → Decision
  • Update on work being done on proxy server for mobile (aka Gonzales)