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Developers Get Ready to Build Apps for Firefox OS

By SiliconIndia   |   Friday, December 14, 2012   |    1 Comments
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Bangalore: Mozilla Firefox does not want to be known only as an open source web browser. Recently Mozilla made an announcement that it is going to launch Firefox OS to mobile community users and for that they need developers from iOS and Android. They also had an argument regarding this topic and Seth Rosenblatt wrote on what Jay Sullivan, Mozilla's vice president of products told to a group of developers, "If you're looking to build and develop mobile software without the 30 percent toll [Apple charges], Firefox OS will appeal to you".

Mozilla wants to spread its wings by creating an open source mobile OS which would be like a challenge to Apple and Android. It is also recycling its software for Firefox OS in its desktop and Google's browser to make it better.

Sullivan also said that, Mozilla has created a technical way of “payments API” for regular Web browsers by which they will be able to control payments in the way the common mobile apps do. Mozilla believes that this development will lead to creation of multiple app stores in which developers can distribute their own apps directly to the customers.

Firefox OS is totally built on JavaScript, CSS, HTML5, and code frameworks which the developers already know. On this Sullivan said, "No new ecosystem will emerge unless it doesn't require developers to learn a lot of new stuff."
He argued that working on Firefox OS will be much easier for the developers as compared to the other operating systems like the iOS and Android.

Mozilla Chief Executive Gary Kovacs told Stephen Shankland on that, “Mozilla's OS for mobile devices will help deliver on our mission to offer advanced Web technologies that eliminate roadblocks for users and developers. It will also help Mozilla to democratize Smartphone experiences to the billions of internet users expected to come online for the first time through mobile in the coming years".

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