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Join Us for Firefox OS App Days

Firefox OS App DaysIf you’re a developer interested in web technologies, I’d like to invite you to participate in Firefox OS App Days, a worldwide set of 20+ hack days organized by Mozilla to help you get started developing apps for Firefox OS.

At each App Day event, you’ll have the opportunity to learn, hack and celebrate Firefox OS, Mozilla’s open source operating system for the mobile web. Technologists and developers from Mozilla will present tools and technology built to extend and support the Web platform, including mobile Web APIs to access device hardware features such as the accelerometer. We’ll also show you how to use the browser-based Firefox OS Simulator to view and test mobile apps on the desktop.

Firefox OS App Days are a chance to kick start creation of apps for the Firefox Marketplace, and represent a great opportunity to build new apps or optimize existing HTML5 apps for Firefox OS, as well as demo your projects to an audience of peers, tech leaders and innovators.

We’re exciting to be working with our Mozilla Reps, who are helping organize these events, and with our partners Deutsche Telecom and Telefónica, who are supporting a number of them across the world.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Event Details

The agenda for these all-day events will be customized for each locale and venue, but a typical schedule might include:

  • 08:30 – 09:30 Registration. Light breakfast.
  • 09:30 – 11:30 Firefox OS, Firefox Marketplace & Mozilla Apps Ecosystem.
  • 11:30 – 12:00 Video. Q&A.
  • 12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
  • 13:00 – 17:00 App hacking.
  • 17:30 – 19:00 Demos & party.

Signing Up

Firefox OS App Days launch on 19 January and continue through 2 February, with the majority of the events taking place on 26 January. This wiki page has a master list of all the events and their registration forms, from Sao Paulo to Warsaw to Nairobi to Wellington — and many more. Find the App Day nearest you and register. (N.B. Venue capacities vary, but most are limited to 100 attendees so don’t delay.)

Getting Ready

Plan on bringing your Linux, Mac or Windows development machine and an idea for an app you’d like to develop for the Firefox Marketplace. If you have an Android device, bring it along, too. You can see the Firefox Marketplace in action on the Aurora version of Firefox for Android.

If you want to get started before the event, review the material below and bring an HTML5 app that you’ve begun and want to continue, get feedback on or recruit co-developers for.

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  1. platzh1rsch wrote on January 7th, 2013 at 08:46:

    Would love to join! Unfortunately no events in Switzerland and no time going to Germany due to my semester exams..

    Anyway, hope there will be some great apps created during those days.

  2. Havi Hoffman wrote on January 7th, 2013 at 11:19:

    @platzh 1 rsch Thanks for your kind words, sorry you can’t join this time.

  3. Harrison Weber wrote on January 7th, 2013 at 12:42:

    Nothing in NY!? Ahhhhh…

  4. Mark Coggins wrote on January 7th, 2013 at 13:13:

    Harrison, sorry we missed you for this round!

  5. Josh Spohr wrote on January 7th, 2013 at 20:34:

    Learned a lot at the event this past weekend in Mountain View. Thanks for having me. Anyone interested in FxOS should definitely try to attend one of these events.

  6. Fawad Hassan wrote on January 8th, 2013 at 00:00:

    Such kind of events much be done online and recorded as well so everyone can watch them even if they can’t attent it or these sessions not done in their country.

  7. Variya Soft Solutions wrote on January 8th, 2013 at 00:24:

    Although this event is held in Banglore, India, I can’t join because of some other schedule.

  8. Variya Soft Solutions wrote on January 8th, 2013 at 00:29:

    I am craving to join this event, but I will have to wait for the videos to be published. and yeah, as Fawad Hassan said, this type of event should be online.

  9. Daniel Lombraña González wrote on January 10th, 2013 at 00:39:

    Thanks for this opportunity! I’ve joined my Spanish App Day :D Hopefully I’ll learn and improve my FxOS app (still waiting review, hehe!)

    Cheers,

    Daniel

  10. Neelesh sharma wrote on January 11th, 2013 at 02:54:

    Ya i wanna to join it

  11. Abdul Kalam wrote on January 12th, 2013 at 07:58:

    Thanks for providing this opportunity. I wanted to attend it in Bangalore but all passes are sold out. sad :(

  12. Neelesh sharma wrote on January 14th, 2013 at 07:39:

    I want to join mozilla

  13. Neelesh sharma wrote on January 16th, 2013 at 05:53:

    Its really gud i also want to join

  14. mojo706 wrote on January 26th, 2013 at 12:41:

    The event in Nairobi today was Great! Thanks for the chance and the knowledge gained! I am now a part of the open web!

    1. Robert Nyman [Editor] wrote on January 28th, 2013 at 08:52:

      Good to hear, glad you liked it!

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