Mozilla is posting daily desktop builds of its upcoming Firefox OS for smartphones that can be installed on any Mac, Windows, or Linux computer.
We’ve been culturally challenged to build up a interested community of testers, but limited to our distribution of builds due to legal contracts. However, the release engineering team was able to get Daily desktop builds created and published online for anyone to play with. Refer to Gaia/Hacking for setup instructions. If you’re a web developer, you can use these builds to create and test your webApp against. If you’re looking to help do some testing, these desktop builds will also give you an immediate opportunity to play with and help us write testplans and file bugs. We encourage anyone interested to give the desktop builds a spin (available on Mac, Windows, and Linux), and get involved with the project!
The Mozilla Marketplace is now open for developers to submit their HTML5 apps.
Now, developers can build apps and submit them to the Mozilla Marketplace, so that when the consumer side of the marketplace launches later this year, your apps will be listed and consumers will be able to begin installing and using your apps from the first day of business.
Mozilla says it’s focused on supporting mobile apps that will run across all modern, HTML5 capable Web browsers.
The Mozilla Web Apps platform will feature:
● New Mozilla-proposed APIs that advance the Web as a platform and will be submitted to the W3C for standardization.
● A new identity system for the Web that puts users in control of their content, tying apps to the user and not the device or platform.