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  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. New Firefox OS App Workshops & Other Updates

    Here in the virtual headquarters of Mozilla’s geo-distributed tech evangelism team, we always have bags packed and traveling shoes on. Today we’re happy to announce a couple of new Firefox OS App Workshops for web developers: we’ll be in Guadalajara, Mexico, on Saturday, October 26, Read more…

  5. Calling All Porters: Phones for App Ports to Firefox OS

    Back in May we launched a program for app developers called Phones for Apps for Firefox OS. We heard from thousands of developers in all corners of the world– thank you for your overwhelming interest. Since then we’ve shipped out heaps of Geeksphone Keon Firefox Read more…

  6. Phones for Apps for Firefox OS

    Update: Today, Wednesday, June 19, we began inviting app developers with winning Firefox OS app proposals to join the Phones for Apps program. We will begin shipping Geeksphones to app developers who’ve committed to building and porting apps for Firefox OS. Congratulations. Thanks to everyone Read more…

  7. Announcing Firefox OS App Workshops

    Madrid, Bogotá, Warsaw & Beyond Firefox OS phones will be available to consumers in several countries this summer, and they will be looking for great apps to install from Firefox Marketplace. If you know how to build mobile app experiences with HTML5 and JavaScript, we’re Read more…

  8. A Conversation With Appeio Developer Harold Fudge

    Last month we released Firefox Marketplace on the Aurora channel of Firefox for Android. This release has given developers an opportunity to start building a base of early adopters and get feedback on apps as the Marketplace grows. Harold Fudge is a Canadian web developer Read more…

  9. BrazilJS Firefox OS Apps Hack Day: fun, games & JavaScript

    BrazilJS Location: Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. A long way from where I live and work in Mountain View, California. BrazilJS—two intense, action-packed days of technology showmanship, conversation, and immersion in the exuberant developer culture of Brazil. And plenty of JavaScript, which sounds Read more…

  10. Optimizing Memory Usage for Add-ons

    Editor’s note: This is a short excerpt from Nicholas Nethercote’s personal blog. Nicholas is a programmer from Melbourne, Australia, who works for Mozilla on improving the quality of software. Here’s the good news in a nutshell: “Over the past year, Mozilla has made great progress Read more…