Just got back from one week in Mountain View, more precisely in Mozilla headquarters. Without doubts one of the best group I've been in - and I'm very proud to be a part of it.
I always get back with a lot of ideas to apply to our projects and this time was not different; What was different is that I actually got hands down to implement it - a CDF jetpack:
The idea is to improve the user interaction with our dashboards. More than describe, I can show it with some pictures.
After I installed my jetpack, you can see in the status bar a new icon that will give the user access to some operations. If we click on any of the bookmarks we'll directly jump into the desired location. Alternatively we can start designing a new dashboard directly.
The jetpack automatically detects that we're in a CDF-DE dashboard. Then it shows more options - in this case we can edit it or even bookmark it.
After we give it a name, it will be stored and available in our personal bookmarks. Those bookmarks will be associated with the firefox user profile and persist between sessions.
Once in that page, we can also remove the bookmark from the list.
I don't know what others may think but I really like this beginning. Brings the user closer to the data, and there's a lot of stuff we could do here. If you have any idea just tell them - as wild as they may seem.
That's it for now. It's not the only idea we brought from Mountain View but that will be in another post. If you find this useful, we can include this jetpack in a future version of our designer.