Firefox Test Pilot

September 11, 2016

Let’s get started with Firefox test pilot

We, at Mozilla Tamilnadu community bring amazing new initiatives each and every time. With these initiatives we feel that we are helping Mozilla to achieve its goals and also for the betterment of the web.

This time we are going to share more information about Firefox test pilot.

What is test pilot ?

Test Pilot is a series of stepping stones intended to take a rough concept to a shipping Firefox feature or Add-on.

Test Pilot combines iterative prototyping, user research, and an opt-in user-facing testing platform. Experiments will go through phases which are designed to evaluate new feature concepts quickly and at low cost.

What we are going to do ?

This initiative is to bring awareness about the test pilot add-ons and help other amazing Firefox users to get started with these essential and amazing tools and provide valuable feedback which in turn helps in the growth of Firefox.

One main thing we are going to do is, sharing the features about these add-ons in our community blog which help everyone to learn more about it and it’s features.

Who are our community members working on this ?

  • Team lead : Karthickeyan - Drafting plans and helping others to know about the Test pilot initiative.
  • Social media : Makilan - connecting with contributors in twitter and Facebook to Share knowledge about this project.
  • Content team: Ashly, Varsheni, Soundarya - Drafting Contents for the blog explaining the features of the addons for helping users to understand about them.
  • Design team: Nirmal Gl, Bhuvana - Designing posters for each post and making users to install add-ons.

How to contribute ?

Share this blog posts made by our contributors to your friends and family members so they can learn about these addons.

Organize an install fest in your college and share your contact details we will try to provide resources and useful link.

If you are techie, go ahead and contribute to the codebase hosted on github.

If you are localization expert please stay tuned to learn more about the opportunity to contribute in upcoming days.

In this post we will be exploring more how to install Firefox Test Pilot Addons in our browser. Test pilot are amazing add-ons which are generally shared to users of Firefox and get feedback about them and will be implemented in Firefox on good reviews. It is very easy to enable Test pilot addons in our browser.

First Visit Test Pilot website. If you are visiting for first time you will be seeing an screen as below, then click on Install the Test Pilot Add-on

Firefox Test Pilot Image

You may get warning at the left top corner of browser, click on Install to continue.

Firefox Test Pilot add-on popup

On succesful install, you will be shown an welcome pop-up message. Welcome to Test Pilot

You can share your email ID, so you can get more updates when you new Test pilot add-ons are coming. Lot of new Add-on coming in upcoming months, so keep eye on those amazing features.

As of September 8th 2016, we are currently having 4 experiments in Testpilot

Test Pilot Experiments

All these 4 experiments have their own pros when we use it. For example I love Universal Search very much, it is very helpful and reduces my time in searching particular pervious visited websites in my machine. Activity Stream gives beautiful visual treat of the websites I have visited, shared top viewed websites and so on. More information about these Experiments are shared by MozillaTN community members as blog posts

Now for Example lets Enable Universal Search.

You can also visit experiment pages by clicking experiment name in the Test Pilot Add-on icon

Test Pilot Experiments

On Clicking the icon, you will know which Experiments are enabled and which are disbaled. So when you click on the Experiment name, then it will redirect you to their website.

Install all the Experiments, and share your valuable feedback to Firefox, lets #grow #firefox


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