Browser Technologies

As Mobile, Web Services, Labs, and WebApps become more prominent in the Mozilla project, QA continues to strive to cover and test the projects forthcoming. The current projects with coverage include Firefox for Mobile, Firefox Sync, Mozilla Labs, and Open Web Apps.  To check out any of the projects we’re actively QA’ing, check out the pages on the right under “Related Pages”.

What Do We Aim For?

  • Propel the overall quality of experiments on the web
  • Build a dedicated community of testers for Labs Projects and Mobile Firefox
  • Educate testing principles and methodologies

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Mobile Firefox

Mobile Firefox for Android is the mobile version of Firefox with a new native Android look and feel and built using the same Gecko platform as Firefox on desktops. The current platforms supported are Android, in the form of phones and tablets. To learn more about us, visit our home page and learn about how you can begin testing Firefox on Android here!

What Do We Aim For?

  • Propel the overall quality of your favorite open-source mobile browser
  • Build a dedicated community of tester for Mobile Firefox
  • Educate testing principles and methodologies for those interested in the quality of mobile browsing

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Sync

Firefox Sync is a self-supported Cloud Application that encrypts and securely synchronizes your Firefox data across multiple browsers, so that your desktop, laptop, and mobile phone can all work together. Current sync’d collections include bookmarks, history, passwords, and tabs; but soon there will be support for Favicons and Addons as well.   Visit the Sync home page for more information.

What Do We Aim For?

  • Ensure a high quality excellent user experience for Sync.
  • Provide interesting ways for community to contribute to the sync QA effort

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BrowserID

BrowserID aims to provide a secure way of proving your identity to servers across the Internet, without having to create separate usernames and passwords each time. Instead of a new username, it uses your email address as your identity which allows it to be decentralized since anyone can send you an email verification message. It’s currently implemented via JavaScript but hopefully it will be built into the browser in the future.   For more information, visit the Browser ID home page to see how you can be involved.

What Do We Aim For?

  • Simplifying single signon capability to your favorite websites by testing quality across firefox and other browsers
  • Provide interesting ways for community to contribute to the browserID QA effort

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Test Pilot

Test Pilot is a platform aimed at collecting structured user feedback and log data from Firefox and other Mozilla Labs experiments.  Visit the Test Pilot home page.

What Do We Aim For?

  • Ensure a high quality excellent user experience for Test Pilot.
  • Provide interesting ways for community to contribute to the Test Pilot QA effort

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Open Web Apps

The “Open Web Applications” project aims to bring the best aspects of installed applications to the web.   Visit the Open Web Apps home page for more information.

What Do We Aim For?

  • Exploring ways to approach automation and execution of testing web apps across a variety of desktop, mobile platforms, and a blend of multiple HTML5 supported browsers
  • Provide a positive shopping experience for obtaining and purchasing WebApps inventory through a selection of store options
  • Introduce a combination of Web, Applications, and Mobile to provide a variety of test approaches

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Jetpack

Jetpack, a Mozilla Labs project, is a way to explore new ways to extend & personalize the Web. Jetpack is an API for allowing you to write Firefox add-ons using the web technologies you already know. Visit the Jetpack homepage.
Click here to learn more.

What Do We Aim For?

  • Add new features to the browser without a restart or compatibility issues.
  • Allowing anyone who can build a Web site to participate in making the Web a better place to work, communicate and play.

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