Meet the Fire.fm Developer

Why was Fire.fm created?

The Fire.fm project was born due to our desire to participate in the Extend Firefox 3 competition. We were interested in the "Best Music Add-on" category, so we set out to make the best music extension we could think of. It seems we succeeded: we won the "Best Music Add-on" award and our extension has been very popular ever since.
We're not associated with Last.fm in any way. Our choice of Last.fm at the time was an easy one because they offered free online radio worldwide, and their music library was unrivaled. Sadly, this recently changed and now their free service is limited to a few countries. We decided to continue working on Fire.fm, however, given that Fire.fm continues to be very popular, and we think we owe our users a consistently high-quality product.
We're both experienced extension developers, but Fire.fm is our first independent effort. All the work we've put into it has been completely for free, and until recently we decided it'd be good to request donations, so that we can continue working on this project. Since its first release over a year ago, we've worked hard to fix all known problems and give high-quality online support. If you think our work in Fire.fm is worth it, we greatly appreciate your contribution.

What's next for Fire.fm

We're currently working hard on version 1.3 of Fire.fm. We're adding a good deal of new features and stations, and again we're being greatly motivated by the Extend Firefox competition. We hope to win "Best Updated Add-on" this time around. This new version will take advantage of the new features in Firefox 3.5 and include some long-overdue improvements, giving you a richer listening experience.

About the Developers

Developer Information
Name Jorge Villalobos
Location Costa Rica
Occupation Add-ons Developer Relations Lead, Mozilla
Homepage http://xulforge.com/
User since March 5, 2007
Number of add-ons developed 16 add-ons
Average rating of developer's add-ons Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Who is Jorge Villalobos?

I used to work as a professional add-on developer. Now I work for Mozilla as Add-ons Developer Relations Lead, and spend most of my time code reviewing add-ons and thinking about compatibility, developer documentation and tools for this site.

I have a ton of ideas I want to produce into add-ons. If only I had the time...

Developer Information
Name jose.bolanos
Location San Jose, Costa Rica
User since June 18, 2008
Number of add-ons developed 3 add-ons
Average rating of developer's add-ons Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Who is jose.bolanos?

Hey there... My name is Jose Enrique Bolaños. I've been developing add-ons for Firefox both professionally and as a hobby for some years now.

I'm very proud to have won two Extend Firefox contests: one for Fire.fm (2008) and one for Destroy the Web (2009), both created in my spare time just for the love of add-on development :)

I live in sunny/rainy Costa Rica :D

http://josebolanos.wordpress.com