Since I started developing add-ons for Firefox, I’ve written at least forty different extensions: some for personal use, some as a freelancer, and some as the primary function of my full-time employment.
In order to free up more time to pursue new ideas and projects, I occasionally need to either retire or transfer ownership of add-ons that I wrote of my own volition. Some of these, like TwitterBar and FireFound, were retired by executive decision. Today marks the first time that I am attempting to actively sell the rights to some of my add-ons.
Allow me to brag about these add-ons
RSS Ticker and Feed Sidebar are my two most popular add-ons, and they’re fully functional in the most recent version of Firefox.
Both of them have been featured as “featured” or “recommended” add-ons Mozilla Add-ons multiple times, and both maintain healthy usage by a dedicated base of users not interested in Web-based feed readers.
RSS Ticker averages 39,000 daily users and has been download 1.3 million times. Feed Sidebar averages 21,000 daily users and has been download over 900,000 times. The two add-ons are unlikely to have overlapping users.
Both of these add-ons would be excellent footholds for a Web-based feed reader to attract users who prefer to consume news directly from their browsers; they would be equally beneficial for content-oriented sites to push recommended feeds to users via the already-integrated “Featured Feeds” feature in both add-ons. (Both extensions regularly check a list of “Featured Feeds” and suggest these feeds as subscriptions to their users.)
What do you get if you buy?
If you buy either of these add-ons, I’ll:
- Transfer ownership of the add-on(s) to you on Mozilla Add-ons.
- Redirect the add-on pages on my blog to the pages of your choosing.
- Forward any feedback e-mail I receive regarding the add-ons indefinitely.
- Add you to my Christmas card list.
- Be a good guy in general and offer free consulting and advice related to the add-on(s) for as long as I can.
If you’re interested in purchasing either or both of these add-ons and taking over their development, e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.