Create Own Firefox Add-ons with Jetpack


Firefox without the add-ons would be like Internet without Google (LOL), however Creating extensions has been the forte of experienced developers, who understand how the browser works and how they can extend it.

So it was not surprising that Mozilla have decided to introduce a new development API (Application Programming Interface)called Jetpack that will make Firefox add-on development really simpler for anyone who knows HTML, CSS and Javascript.

Jetpack is a newly formed experiment in using open Web technologies to enhance the browser, with the goal of allowing anyone who can build a Web site to participate in making the Web a better place to work, communicate and play.

In short, Jetpack is an API for allowing you to write Firefox add-ons using the web technologies you already know.

This is definitely great news for many developers who want to develop Firefox add-ons without having to break their heads learning the intricacies of Firefox.

If you are more interested in learning how to work with Jetpack, checkout this Mozilla Labs Jetpack – Intro & Tutorial video.


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  1. Free Acai Berry says:

    Incredible. This is a great framework that should allow all kinds of new add-ons for Firefox.

  2. srivathsan GK says:

    @ Free Acai berry- Obviously .. working with it (-: trying to release one (-:

  3. Mani says:

    nice blog dude…!! subscribed to it…tnx

  4. srivathsan GK says:

    @ Mani – Thanks a ton (-:

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