Test Pilot Program Update: week ending 2018-10-19


Test Pilot

  • Q4 OKRs are complete and in Airtable.

  • Production deployment 2018-10-17.

  • Designs complete for supporting two mobile experiments, concurrently.

  • GitHub tells me that from 2018-10-12 through 2018-10-19:

  • Excluding merges, 8 authors have pushed 9 commits to master and 21 commits to all branches. On master, 18 files have changed and there have been 11,704 additions and 7,316 deletions. (work is slowing down on the platform, as planned).

  • Of those authors, 5 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.

  • Also working on including “classic” themes to Firefox color.

  • Firefox Color is in AMO!

  • Final feature (in progress) will be an exportable theme generator; this will allow folks to share themes on AMO.

Email Tabs

  • Proposed launch date is November 5, working with Marketing to finalize.

  • Usertesting.com test will launch next week.

  • GA work landed and is successfully reporting events.

  • Email signature functionality added.

  • Marketing requested we add additional email clients (Yahoo!, Outlook).

  • Design needed.

  • Engineering started on Outlook and Yahoo!.

  • 17 items remaining in MVP launch milestone as of 2018-10-19.

  • This has increased due to the addition of supporting two new email clients.

  • QA started and they’re filing bugs.


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

  • Planning next steps; next release will be in November.

Price Alerts

  • Milestone work: pulled out 15 top issues for 31st. Moved 9 into backlog; will pull in if there’s remaining time. Will look at schedule again on Oct 18th and evaluate velocity.

  • Metrics PR landed.

  • Reviews

  • Security review is in progress.

  • Privacy review is in progress.

  • Data review will happen shortly thereafter.

  • Privacy Policy approved by Legal.

  • QA has started testing; test plan and cases expected next week.

  • Landing page text expected next week.

  • Product name expected this week or early next.

  • Preliminary launch date planned for November 5. Working with Marketing to finalize based on engineering and product needs.


  • V2 in progress:

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

  • Will have discrete GA for beta site; requested, no progress.

  • Updated designs landed.

  • Discussion about making desktop version look more like the Android version.

  • Android-components integrated into the Send Android project.

  • Production release of Send v1 will be next week.

  • Includes dependency and l10n updates.

  • V2 release will be after 64 goes live due to streams API dependencies (complete!).

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

  • We’ll wait until after holidays, per marketing.

Side View

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

  • Shield PHD reviewed 2018-08-08.

  • Engineering work in progress for Shield study.

  • PI request filed.

  • Goal: Q4 in Shield, 2018-10-29.

  • Onboarding moved into a popup.

  • Side View added to AMO.