Mozilla is prepared to ring in the New Year by celebrating a number of achievements accomplished in 2012. And what better way to highlight those milestones in this day and age than with a well-designed infographic which is precisely what they organization recently published.
Vice president of Firefox engineering Johnathan Nightengale said in a recent blog post that he was most fond of the fact that the organization surpassed 3 billion Firefox add-on downloads and Mozilla’s release of a revamped Firefox for Android that earned best-in-app honors.
But those two accomplishments seemingly pale in comparison to the fact that Mozilla got back on the right path with regards to their desktop browser. They switched to a rapid release schedule for Firefox which ultimately backfired. As a result, many users got what Mozilla described as “update fatigue.” Nightengale said the Firefox of today is significantly better than the Firefox of a year ago in virtually every way.
It’s always good to head into a new year on a strong note. The executive said he is confident the company can continue to build on the momentum they have at this time but challenges are to be expected.
Nightengale’s comments aside, Mozilla had several notable achievements in 2012. Most recently, they integrated Facebook Messenger into Firefox 17. In other areas, Firefox is now available in 89 different languages and is 50 percent faster while using four times less memory than before. Be sure to check out the full infographic below for a complete rundown of Mozilla’s 2012 achievements.