Planning Meeting Details
- Wednesdays - 11:00am PT, 18:00 UTC
- Mountain View Offices: Warp Core Conference Room
- Toronto Offices: Finch Conference Room
- irc.mozilla.org #planning for backchannel
- (the developer meeting takes place on Tuesdays)
Video/Teleconference Details - NEW
- 650-903-0800 or 650-215-1282 x92 Conf# 99696 (US/INTL)
- 1-800-707-2533 (pin 369) Conf# 99696 (US)
- Vidyo Room: ProductCoordination
- Vidyo Guest URL
- 1 Actions from Last Week
- 2 Schedule & Progress on Upcoming Releases
- 3 Feedback Summary
- 4 UX & User Research
- 5 Market Insights from the Product Marketing Strategy Team
- 6 Marketing, Press & Public Reaction
- 7 Questions, Comments, FYI
- 8 Actions this week
Actions from Last Week
Schedule & Progress on Upcoming Releases
- We shipped Firefox 24 Beta 6 for Desktop yesterday
- Our next beta for Desktop goes to build tomorrow and is planned to ship on Friday
- New download manager back-end landed on Nightly: bug 825588. A bunch of followup issues need to be fixed, but the goal is better performance.
Iteration #13 - Completed
- Team completed 50 story points across 26 features which resulted in a decreased average team velocity of 63 story points per iteration.
- The decrease in average team velocity expanded the development complete forecast from Iteration #16 to Iteration #17 - October 28, 2013.
- An evaluation will be conducted at the end of Iteration #14 if alternative strategies will be necessary for the Metro Preview Release.
- QA achieved 99% coverage for the regression testing across Iterations #1 - #12.
- Team achieved a 95% Pass Rate and a 5% Fail Rate during the Iterations #1 - #12 regression testing.
Iteration #14 - August 27 - September 10
20 Total; 0 Open (0%); 9 Resolved (45%); 11 Verified (55%);
- No changes or surprises for Fx24: less than 2 crashes per 100 ADU, 4.3 stars
- Beta 6 signed off yesterday: https://wiki.mozilla.org/QA/Fennec/24/Beta/6#Features
- QA verified an IME fix for accented characters which was uplifted: bug 906506
- We need more testing/dogfooding for WebRTC to capture as many ~5 minute video/audio calls across as many network combinations we can to compare video/audio latency in FxAndroid vs. Chrome for Android Beta Here's the latest QA testing page and I'm distilling it into a dogfooding page: https://wiki.mozilla.org/QA/Fennec/WebRTC#Firefox_24_.28Networking.29:
- Dogfooding page will live here: https://wiki.mozilla.org/QA/Fennec/WebRTC/Dogfood
- Also less than 2 crashes per 100 ADU
- Fairly quiet, not tracking Fx25-specific uplifts
- Less than 3 crashes per 100 ADU
- New about:home garnered attention quite quickly after it landed in Nightly
UX & User Research
Market Insights from the Product Marketing Strategy Team
- Google has deepened the integration between Android and its products by replacing the Messenger app with G+ Hangouts. The company announced further plans to connect the Google Drive service with the photos and videos app.
- Amazon's Silk browser was updated with a simplified interface and upgrades to the New Tab page. Other changes: a new tutorial, redesigned tabs, improved browser controls, simpler navigation options, and easier access to the Reading View feature. A Silk Developer Guide also comes with the update.
- App developers in Indonesia are supported by Telkomsel, the country's largest operator, through a program to promote locally developed apps on its channels and facilitate downloads through carrier billing.
- AppinChina is a service that allows foreign developers to submit their apps to the numerous Chinese app stores and open up the market. The country's app store market is particularly difficult to navigate not only because of language barriers, but also due to fragmentation.
- Jolla closed its pre - sales campaign for the 399 Euros device it plans to release in early Q4. While not quoting exact numbers, the company suggested to have orders in the tens of thousands of units.
- In terms of smartphone growth, Vietnam is the second fastest growing in the world, right after China, according to a report from Appota on the mobile market of Vietnam. Approximately 60 percent of revenue in the online mobile gaming market (an estimated $50 million) comes from gambling games, most from Vietnamese companies. 40 percent of revenue from online games is accrued by China-made titles. One of the most popular types of games is card gaming.
- HP has declared to be looking at entering the smartphone market again. At this early stage, it is not possible to say whether HP will go with Android OS, but a comment by the HP director suggests that the company may choose to take a gamble on one of the smaller platforms in order to separate itself from the mass market.
- Apple is reported to have acquired a Swedish start-up that specializes in media compression and that has extensive expertize in optimizing for low memory and processor constraints. This type of environment is characteristic to the lower - end of the mobile market, that Apple is rumoured to be preparing to enter. The company will be holding an event on the 10th of September.
Marketing, Press & Public Reaction
"Mozilla is taking new steps to make its mobile browser better anticipate what people might want to see when they start Firefox or tap its address bar.” - Stephen Shankland, CNET
- Firefox for Android gets new 'awesomescreen' interface, CNET
- Chrome, Firefox edge IE in browser reliability test, PC World
- Mozilla previews new, cleaner Firefox for Android UI on Nightly build, Engadget
- Firefox 26 for Android gets a revamped interface, ghacks.net
- Women Dressed As Internet Browsers Photo Shoot Has Fun With Fashion (PHOTOS), Huffington Post
Questions, Comments, FYI
- Game Benchmarking Project producing first vetted results
- Project measures benchmarks across different platforms we support on a weekly basis.
- We currently test on Firefox and Chrome but intend to include all significant competitors.
- Data is being gathered to help with both snapshots of current status and trend analysts per benchmark to track regressions and progress.
- Games team is working with the Ateam to make this happen and we now have our first week's results, Android only so far.
- NOT yet for public use, we would like to have more data points before we send this out to the world to be sure the results are credible.
- Data is available via a Mozilla wide shared Google Drive folder currently. In the short term, you need a mozilla.com account to access it but once it's vetted as being solid, we intend to make that public.
- To request benchmarks be added to the project, please contact Alan Kiligman or join us at one of the project meetings
- Upcoming QA Events:
Actions this week
- joduinn - to book meeting with finkle,asa,marco to discuss metro on trains