About three months ago we launched a feedback channel for the Firefox Developer Tools, and since it was a great success, we’re happy announce a new one for Open Web Apps!
For Developer Tools, we have, and keep on getting, excellent suggestions at http://mzl.la/devtools, which has lead to features coming from ideas there being implemented in both Firefox 32 & 33 – the first ideas shipped in Firefox only 6 weeks after we launched the feedback channels!
Your feedback as developers is crucial to building better products and a better web, so we want to take this one step further.
A channel for Open Web Apps
We have now just opened another feedback channel on UserVoice about Open Web Apps, available at http://mzl.la/openwebapps
It is a place for constructive feedback around Open Web Apps with ideas and feature suggestions for how to make them more powerful and a first-class citizen on all platforms; desktop, mobile and more.
What we cover in the feedback channel is collecting all your ideas and also updating you on the different areas we are working on. In many cases these features are non-standard, yet: we are striving to standardize Apps, APIs, and features through the W3C/WHATWG – so expect these features to change as they are transitioned to become part of the Web platform.
If you want to learn more about the current state, there’s lots of documentation for Open Web Apps and WebAPIs on MDN.
Contributing is very easy!
If you have an idea for how you believe Open Web Apps should work, simply just go to the feedback channel, enter a name and an e-mail address (no need to create an account!) and you’re good to go!
In addition to that, you have 10 votes assigned which you can use to vote for other existing ideas there.
Just make sure that you have an idea that is constructive and with a limited scope, so it’s actionable; i.e. if you have a list of 10 things you are missing, enter them as a separate ideas so we can follow up on them individually.
We don’t want to hear “the web sucks” – we want you to let us know how you believe it should be to be amazing.
What do you want the web to be like?
With all the discussions about web vs. native, developers choosing iOS, Android or the web as their main target, PhoneGap as the enabler and much more:
Let us, and other companies building for the web, know what the web needs to be your primary developer choice. We want the web to be accessible and fantastic on all platforms, by all providers.
Share your ideas and help us shape the future of the web!
About Robert Nyman [Editor emeritus]