Mozilla

Articles by Havi Hoffman [Editor]

Sort by:

View:

  1. Keyboard events in Firefox OS TV

    Getting started The behavior of input events via hardware keys in Firefox OS varies widely from app to app. Early smartphones came with a limited number of keys — Power, Home, Volume up, Volume down — so it was easy for the software to determine Read more…

  2. 2014: Mozilla Hacks looks back

    Wherever you live, it’s a season of work holidays, school vacations, year-end blog posts, and lists. The Hacks blog will be back in early January 2015 to continue writing for developers about the products and technologies created by Mozilla and by builders of the Open Read more…

  3. You can’t go wrong watching JavaScript talks

    Late last week, I was collecting suggestions for year-end Hacks blog posts. As she headed out for the winter holidays, apps engineer Soledad Penadés gifted me “a bunch of cool talks I watched this year.” In fact, it’s a curated collection of presentations from JSConf, Read more…

  4. QuaggaJS – Building a barcode-scanner for the Web

    Have your ever tried to type in a voucher code on your mobile phone or simply enter the number of your membership card into a web form? These are just two examples of time-consuming and error-prone tasks which can be avoided by taking advantage of Read more…

  5. Videos and Firefox OS

    Before HTML5 Those were dark times Harry, dark times – Rubeus Hagrid Before HTML5, displaying video on the Web required browser plugins and Flash. Luckily, Firefox OS supports HTML5 video so we don’t need to support these older formats. Video support on the Web Even Read more…

  6. Build Your Next App With a Flame

    Update:This program is now closed. We are no longer accepting new “phones for apps” proposals for Apps on a Flame. The form to submit is no longer available. Thanks for all the great apps built or ported for Firefox OS. If you’re still working on Read more…

  7. Firefox OS App Workshop Prague

    Update:This event will be rescheduled for Autumn 2014. We are designing the workshop with a new regional focus and aim to re-open the invitation request form with a confirmed date and venue before the summer starts. Please stay tuned here on the Hacks blog. Back Read more…

  8. The Translation of the Firetext App

    Firetext is an open-source word processor that aims to provide a user-friendly editing experience, and to fill a major gap in functionality on Firefox OS. Learn how Firetext was Read more…

  9. Wanted: Awesome HTML5 app ports for Firefox OS & the Open Web

    A bit of background 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, Read more…

  10. Write Elsewhere, Run on Firefox OS

    Over the last year we’ve been recruiting developers who’ve already built apps for various Open Web and HTML5 platforms: apps for native platforms built with PhoneGap, Appcelerator Titanium or hand-coded wrappers; HTML5 apps built for Amazon Appstore, Blackberry Webworks, Chrome Dev Store, Windows Phone, and Read more…