newnewtab is a project to enhance Firefox users' apps experience. When opening a new tab, they are offered their own (currently installed) tabs, along with one or more recommended apps.
It is planned for recommendations to be targeted, yet privacy-preserving.
You may find development wiki valuable.
- install node and redis
- clone the repository
- install dependencies using npm
npm install -d
- run application
In order to get this to work at all, you'll need to whitelist the address newnewtab is running from in your about:config in Firefox (tested in version 15+ -- i.e. Nightly). Basically, open up your about:config and add the key: dom.mozApps.whitelist. Make sure localhost:3000 (or wherever newnewtab is running from) is there so it can access your installed apps!
You'll need Firefox 15+ for things to work.
By default, settings are in
config-default.js. You can override settings
in there with environment variables (
PORT will override
but if you want to customize lots of settings locally (either for
development or deployment), you can create
config-local.json and that file
will augment or add to settings read by default.
config-local.json is not version-controlled; feel free to edit it to your