Mozilla announces new Add-on SDK as Add-on Builder reaches 1.0
Mozilla's Jetpack team has released version 1.5 of its Add-on SDK for the open source Firefox web browser. According to Mozilla Add-on Product Manager Dave Mason, the update to the SDK adds two major new features and includes several "important bug fixes" that address memory leaks and other issues.
With version 1.5, developers can now create add-ons for the mobile versions of Firefox. The initial mobile support includes the page-mod API which allows add-ons to modify web content; this can be useful for, the developers say, "creating mobile versions of website that do not have a good mobile support". However, they note that support for the mobile version of Firefox is only available for versions that use a native Android UI; these currently only include the Nightly builds and Firefox Aurora for Android.
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