<aside> πŸŽ‰ Update: Intention is back up! Thanks so much to everyone who shared this post and helped me get my extension back. ❀️

Wish it didn't require getting on the front page of HN to find a timely resolution on these sorts of issues, but it's heartening to see that the community is so supportive whenever something like this pops up.


πŸ‘‹πŸ½ Hello From Google

So there I was, happily closing out some tabs before heading to bed, when I noticed a new email from the Chrome Web Store at 12:30am:


I went to Intention's landing page and clicked on the install link, hoping against the obvious.


Google had taken down my extension with zero prior notice. I guess I wouldn't be going to bed after all.

πŸ‘ΆπŸ» My Baby Is Dead

For the last year and a half, I've been building browser extensions full-time as an independent developer. At this point, I've invested thousands of hours in the platform because I love the power of extensions to give users control of their browsing experience. The theme around my tools has been to help people spend their time and attention well:

Intention is by far the most successful of these. It got a stellar reception when it launched on Hacker News nearly a year ago, and the reviews for the Firefox version show how much people appreciate it:



(I'd show you the Chrome reviews, too, but I can't because, well, they're gone.)

Mozilla even featured Intention on its add-ons home page from October to January as part of its Promoted Add-ons pilot program after performing a thorough security review:


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