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.

About Mark Coggins

Mark is the former head of Mozilla's Technology Evangelism group. He has held executive engineering and product management positions in other organizations, and was Director of Developer Relations at Netscape when the Mozilla project was initiated. He is co-founder of the BIRT open source project at the Eclipse Foundation, and is the author of five crime novels set in the Silicon Valley.

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  1. platzh1rsch

    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.

    January 7th, 2013 at 08:46
  2. Havi Hoffman

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

    January 7th, 2013 at 11:19
  3. Harrison Weber

    Nothing in NY!? Ahhhhh…

    January 7th, 2013 at 12:42
  4. Mark Coggins

    Harrison, sorry we missed you for this round!

    January 7th, 2013 at 13:13
  5. Josh Spohr

    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.

    January 7th, 2013 at 20:34
  6. Fawad Hassan

    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.

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

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

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

    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.

    January 8th, 2013 at 00:29
  9. Daniel Lombraña González

    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!)



    January 10th, 2013 at 00:39
  10. Neelesh sharma

    Ya i wanna to join it

    January 11th, 2013 at 02:54
  11. Abdul Kalam

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

    January 12th, 2013 at 07:58
  12. Neelesh sharma

    I want to join mozilla

    January 14th, 2013 at 07:39
  13. Neelesh sharma

    Its really gud i also want to join

    January 16th, 2013 at 05:53
  14. mojo706

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

    January 26th, 2013 at 12:41
    1. Robert Nyman [Editor]

      Good to hear, glad you liked it!

      January 28th, 2013 at 08:52

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