Test Pilot Program Status: week ending 2018-10-06

Test Pilot

  • Q4 OKRs are complete and in Airtable.

  • Stage deployment 2018-10-04:

  • Dependency updates and UI fixes.

  • GitHub tells me that from 2018-09-29 through 2018-10-06

  • Excluding merges 6 authors have published 8 commits to master and 12 commits to all branches. On master, 12 files have changed and there have been 105 additions and 11 deletions (work is slowing down on the platform, as planned).

  • Of those authors, 4 were external contributors.

Cloud Storage Shield Study

  • Determining next steps for this project, including what team should own this feature.

  • Final report published internally, blog post in progress.


  • Dashboard for up-to-date metrics.

  • Production release 2018-10-02.

  • New release: fully revamped UX; additional theme properties; and the addition of importing custom background images from a user’s local files.

  • Social support for new release.

  • Also working on including “classic” themes to Firefox color. This branch is functionally complete, but needs UI refinement.

  • Next steps: prepping a release of Firefox Color in AMO for graduation; goal next week.

Email Tabs

  • Proposed launch date is early November, working with Marketing to narrow down a date.

  • Usertesting.com test will launch next week.

  • Metrics work started in a branch.

  • 10 items remaining in MVP launch milestone as of 2018-10-04.

  • Will hand over to QA next week for testing.

Laserlike, aka Advance

  • Launched 2018-08-07.


  • Product-based discussions for transfer of Notes out of Test Pilot to Alex Davis’ team.

  • Planning next steps.

  • Android 5 support; done this week, testing next week.

  • New tests landed for the web extension.

  • Next release will be in November.

Price Alerts

  • Team velocity will be determined by October 10.

  • Naming and legal kickoff meetings happened 2018-10-04.

  • Preliminary launch date planned in early November. Working with Marketing to finalize.


  • In progress:

  • FxA mobile integration slipping one week, until beginning of Q4.

  • Decision to have Ops host beta release.

  • Will have discrete GA for beta site; requested.

  • Updated designs in review.

  • Release delayed until 64 goes live due to streams API dependencies.

  • This will enable us to pick up some of the new Firefox branding.

Side View

  • Working to get Side View into Shield; PHD written.

  • Shield PHD reviewed 2018-08-08.

  • Engineering work in progress for Shield study.

  • Goal: Q4 in Shield, 2018-10-15

  • Tentative schedule.

  • Side View added to AMO.

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