Version 2.0 is now publicly available

A major update of the add-on's user interface and the way the results are presented. Check out version 2.0 which is now publicly available!

studiVZ and meinVZ

studiVZ and meinVZ sites are from now on part of the "People Search" search engine. In the near future further work will be done in order to achieve better accuracy for the search results of both sites!

Your feedback is needed

Hello everyone!

I will try to keep this article sort... I would like to hear you opinion about SFF add-on. Till now there aren't any comments on Mozilla's site about it. So your opinion would be valuable and would guide me to continue development to the right direction. Suggestions for new features are really important for me!

You can use new forum to post your suggestions and specifically the "User suggestions" forum. No registration is required! You can post as a guest but feel free to sign-up if you want.

Thanks in advance for your time!

"People Search" improvement

A couple days ago I added Twitter to "People Search" page. That was the first step of the many that will follow in the update process.

The goal is to include every site that can be searched via the add-on's chrome interface (e.g. iframe results presentation) to "People Search" search engine and vice versa. So at the end of that process all sites must be included in both add-on's results presentation system and "People Search" page, with maybe the exception of some sites that as I have already explained in "SFF's user interface" article is difficult to be included in the add-on's main interface. I'm thinking of some ways to overcome these difficulties, but they might not work for all sites, so there may be some sites that will be available only through "People Search" page even after the update. As the custom search engine can be updated independently, changes have already started, but changes that mentioned above regarding the add-on itself will be presented when a new major version of the add-on will be released.

Beside the addition of new sites to "People Search", I'm updating search engine's URL patterns in order to optimize the effectiveness of the searches. Because I haven't found any documentation for the URLs structure of the sites that I'm including in the search engine I have to observe these patterns myself and that takes some effort and time and that's why I'm not adding all sites at once. Anyway, this refinement will always be going on and the aim is more accurate and complete results!

Version 1.2 reviewed and published

Version 1.2 is now publicly available after its full review from the AMO Editors. The update utilizes the toolbar palette in order to make the addon compatible with future Firefox versions. The full list of the changes can be found in this changelog.

It has been more than a year since SFF's previous update. Hopefully, from now on the updates will be more often, offering compatibility updates for future Firefox versions, bug fixes and new features!