Device APIs Articles
Mozilla would like to introduce WebAPI with the goal to provide a basic HTML5 phone experience within 3 to 6 months.
Announcing Boot to Gecko (B2G) – Booting to the Web
Mozilla recently announced the Boot to Gecko (B2G) Project which is a project towards the goal of building a complete, standalone operating system for the open web.
audio data API – audio generation demo
At BarCamp Bankgkok 4, 16 year-old programmer, Thai Pangsakulyanont, did an awesome presentation (that I now know he hacked together in 2 hours before the presentation) on the Audio Data API in Firefox 4: audio generation demo. Simply, the demo uses the mouse button for a crash cymbal, mouse actions as an arpeggiator, and the […]
HTML5 adoption stories: box.net and html5 drag and drop
This is a guest post from Tomas Barreto, a developer who works at box.net. They recently adopted HTML5 drag and drop as a way to share files with other people using new features in Firefox. The included video is a pitch for the feature and service, but shows how easy it is to do simple […]
Beyond HTML5: experiments with interactive audio
This is a re-post of an important post from David Humphrey who has been doing a lot of experiments on top of Mozilla’s extensible platform and doing experiments with multi-touch, sound, video, WebGL and all sorts of other goodies. It’s worth going through all of the demos below. You’ll find some stuff that will amaze […]
multiple file input in Firefox 3.6
Firefox 3.6 supports multiple file input. This new capability allows you to get several files as input at once, using standard technologies. This is a big improvement, since you used to be constrained to one file at a time, or needed to use a third party (proprietary) application. This will be particularly useful, for example, […]
new device API for Firefox 3.6: orientation
One new feature that we’re including as part of Firefox 3.6 is support for web pages to access machine orientation information if it’s available. As you can see from the demo above you can use it to figure out if the machine is moving and what direction it’s facing. Using the API is very simple. […]