.@john_nye all the stores I’ve submitted extensions to do manual reviews. Mozilla:
- gives two review options (fast and slow),
- runs loads of automated tests in a web interface to suggest things to fix,
- gives you the choice of which review to use, and creates a public URL from which the extension can be installed while the review’s in process
Safari and Opera have fairly basic, boring forms for uploading stuff, and are extremely picky and unclear about exact image sizes for screenshots and icons. There’s also no “review in progress” page, but otherwise acceptable.
Obviously I’ve not been able to actually submit an extension to the Chrome store, but I’d hope that it’s a damned good experience for $5. If they are doing automatic reviews, then the price becomes even more counter-intuitve. If they’ve automated it, surely it’s cheaper and quicker for them?