We're excited to say that we're close to a public beta test of our Apps ecosystem, including the Firefox Marketplace! In keeping with our Mozilla-wide Mobile First focus, we're going to focus the beta test on Android users. We'll be asking users to visit the Marketplace on their Android phones, install the Apps they discover there, and let us know what they think. We'll have more to say about that later this month.
To ensure that we don't distract our hardworking marketing, support, and testing folks from their Android and Firefox OS work during the beta test, we have decided to temporarily disable the App install buttons on the Marketplace App detail pages.
We've heard from many of you that being able to install your Apps on your desktop machines is a useful development tool, and we don't want to stand in the way of you making more awesome Apps. Our plan is to provide you with a simple bookmarklet that will allow developers to continue installing Apps on their desktops.