Roadmap & Funnel update
- Townhall tomorrow!!
Goals check in
Mark & Karen
- [DONE] Create and enable downloadable distributions in Fx33 (GRO, REV)
- [ON TRACK] Improve on-boarding experience. Minimal projects landing in Fx33. Additional projects landing in Fx34 (GRO)
- [DONE] Search activity & widget. Feature will be enabled in in pre-release channels. Won't ride trains to release until it's better than MVP. (GRO, REV)
- [AT RISK] Explore productization of Janus, a proxy system for data compression and privacy. Deliverable is a go/no-go decision and a product plan (if it's a 'go'). (ECO, REV)
Something to Think About
Nothing for this week that catches the eye, but I've only been paying attention for a day. Next week! :)
Worth a Read
- There's been a number of articles in the last couple of weeks around the impact of zero-rated mobile apps (where the publisher "sponsors" the cost of data use associated with the app) and how it can negatively affect competition. There's pros and cons, and some big questions around where this type of sponsorship will gain more traction. It's not new, but we may be seeing more of it in the future as data becomes ever cheaper, and even more of a dependency.
- Google's enabled Chromecast support in Google+ in v4.5. Be interesting to see if Hangouts follows sooner rather than later now.
- Nvidia's K1 chipset is impressive; rumored to power the also-rumored HTC-built Nexus tablet. If true, the lines between tablet and PC gaming will blur some more.
- Microsoft releases a $25 feature phone that focuses on messaging, music, and video playback
- India looking at ways to generate revenue from free app companies by charging network connection fees (reverse filtering, essentially), while China is doing similar things with foreign messaging apps to keep a tighter rein on how messaging networks are used to spread info, and what info is being spread.
- Acer launches a new Chromebook powered by Nvidia's 32-bit K1 processor. Lower cost, high-powered platform that may appeal more to consumer/gaming space.
- OpenGL 3.1 announced, with interesting chart that shows Firefox as being the only browser not on track to fully support WebGL
Release Feedback Summary past 7 days: https://people.mozilla.org/~rrayborn/Android-Feedback/2014_08_10.html
Beta Feedback Summary since 7/22: https://people.mozilla.org/~rrayborn/Android-Feedback/2014_08_10_beta.html
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