Over the next few days we’ll release a series of screencasts explaining how to start your first Open Web App and develop for Firefox OS.
Article written by Soledad Penadés, edited by Angelina Fabbro.
Last week we released Brick 1.0, our carefully curated set of web components for rapid development. Using components makes it very easy to use and integrate these UI widgets with existing code and frameworks.Read more
Firetext is an open-source word processor. The project was started in early 2013 by @HRanDEV, @logan-r, and me (@Joshua-S). The goal of the project was to provide a user-friendly editing experience, and to fill a major gap in functionality on Firefox OS.Read more
In this article, we will explore the use of Mozilla’s Brick and X-Tag libraries. First we’ll use Brick to rapidly prototype a simple application. Then, we’ll build a custom web component using X-Tag.Read more
So we told our client that yes, of course, we would do their Firefox OS app. We didn’t know much about FFOS at the time. But, hey, we had just completed refactoring their native iOS and Android apps. Web applications were our core business all along. So what was to be feared?Read more
Last month, Mozilla announced the Tablet Contribution Program to help deliver Firefox OS to the tablet form factor. Today, we are excited to open the Application for Hardware Support to Mozillians all over the world who will sign up to contribute to Firefox OS coding, testing, localizing, and product planning.Read more
In 2013, Mozilla and our partners launched Firefox OS in fourteen markets. We released three Firefox OS smartphone models and a Geeksphone developer preview device. Our Developer Relations team hosted eight invite-only workshops for app developers around the world: Mountain View, London, Madrid, Bogota, Warsaw, Porto Alegre, Guadalajara, and Budapest. Read more
Update: In addition to the Cordova integration described below, Firefox OS is now supported in the 3.4 release of Adobe PhoneGap.Read more
This is a guest post by Sourav Lahoti and his thoughts about Ember.js
Developers increasingly turn to client-side frameworks to simplify development, and there’s a big need for good ones in this area. We see a lot of players in this field, but for lots of functionality and moving parts, very few stand out in particular — Ember.js is one of them.Read more
Sass and Less are expressive languages that compile into CSS. If you’re using Sass or Less to generate your CSS, you might want to debug the source that you authored and not the generated CSS. Luckily you can now do this in the Firefox 29 developer tools using source maps.Read more
Web apps have had offline capabilities like saving large data sets and binary files for some time. You can even do things like cache MP3 files. Browser technology can store data offline and plenty of it. The problem, though, is that the technology choices for how you do this are fragmented.Read more
Firefox 29 was just uplifted to the Aurora release channel. This means that it is time to report some of the major changes that you can expect to see inside of the Developer Tools for this release.Read more
One great thing about Mozilla is that we want people to have a voice. Our products give people a voice on the web without being spied on. As a Mozillian, you don’t have to go through various levels of red tape before you are allowed to speak out in public.
Fighting for data privacy — making sure people know who has access to their data, where it goes or could go, and that they have a choice in all of it — is part of Mozilla’s DNA. Privacy is an integral part of building an Internet where people come first.
“Individuals’ security and privacy on the Internet are fundamental and must not be treated as optional.” ~ Mozilla Manifesto (principle #4)”Read more