Mozilla Announces 3 Billion Firefox Add-on Downloads
Written by Alan Thursday, 26 July 2012 12:51
Mozilla introduced the world to add-ons, or extensions, with Firefox way back in 2004, and it revolutionized the web browser industry. Now all of the major browsers have followed suit, but Firefox is perhaps still the leader in this market. Today they announced that they have surpassed a staggering 3 billion add-on downloads.
“We are excited to announce that we just crossed more than 3 billion downloads* of Firefox Add-ons!” Mozilla asterisked this statement by specifying that this number is pure add-ons and does not include themes or personas. They further broke down the numbers – more than 85 percent of Firefox users have installed at least one add-on, more than 25,000 developers, the most popular extensions are AdBlock Plus, Firebug, NoScript, Personas Plus and Video DownloadHelper, and the most popular categories include privacy and security, search tools, bookmarks and themes.
To celebrate this milestone, Mozilla created an infographic that displays the numbers we just mentioned in an easy-to-understand picture. You can check out the image below.
Source: Mozilla Blog