Test Pilot Program Update: week ending 2018-09-07


Test Pilot

  • Q3 OKRs are in Airtable.

  • Planning for Q4 OKRs begins shortly.

  • GitHub tells me that from 2018-08-31 through 2018-09-07

  • Excluding merges, 10 authors have pushed 11 commits to master and 36 commits to all branches. On master, 19 files have changed and there have been 204 additions and 249 deletions.

  • Of those authors, 7 were external contributors.

Cloud Storage Shield Study

  • Final report was delivered 2018-08-28.

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


  • Dashboard for up-to-date metrics.

  • Proposal for simplifying and merging all 3 Firefox theming mechanisms into one.

  • Agreed w/ddurst’s team about next steps; will meet again in two weeks.

Email Tabs

  • Preliminary schedule created:

  • Final UX spec nearly complete.

  • Handoff for QA: 2018-09-18.

  • Proposed launch date: early November.

  • Finer-grained interactions iterated through.

  • Security review received; one issue found that will be addressed.

  • Discussions started about usertesting.com test.

Laserlike, aka Advance

  • Launched 2018-08-07.


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

  • Most requested feature from Notes Android users: checklists!


  • In progress:

  • Integrating Android and web with FxA.

  • FxA merged w/web application.

  • Decisions regarding file size transfer limits, uploads, and files per upload:

  • Signed in = 4G, not signed in, 1G.

  • Total hosted uploads (bundles): 16, files in archive (files per bundle): 64.

  • Dependencies updated, bugs squashed, placeholder modal overlay in progress.

  • Android-components is building; this took awhile as there were issues outside of our team.

  • Security review received. Will also be reviewed by a 3rd party.

  • Recent statistics:

  • 16% of sessions are from China. 13% from the US.

  • Around 3,000 unique users/day.

  • In the past week:

  • 30k visits, 8.5k uploads, 8.5k downloads, 1.1k people add a password, 2k change the default download limit.

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

Side View

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

  • Shield PHD reviewed 2018-08-08.

  • Engineering work (metrics, onboarding) needed for Shield study.

  • Design in progress for Shield study (onboarding flow, doorhanger, etc.)