Chicago (IL) – Mozilla Labs has announced the release of Jetpack, an API that allows users to easily create Firefox add-ons. According to Mozilla, many useful Jetpack features can be written in under a dozen lines of code.“
Version 0.1 of Jetpack reportedly features:
- Initial APIs with support for status bars, tabs, content scripts and animation.
- Support for external API libraries such as Twitter.
- JQuery support.
- Integrated development environment with Bespin, providing immediate installs and a fast development cycle.
- Inline debugging with Firebug.
Mozilla developers explained that the initial release remains “unpolished, unfinished and still highly prototyped.” However, the company is actively seeking feedback regarding the nascent API design and plans on “entirely revamping things” for future iterations.