1. Programming for Firefox OS
3/26/2013 7:11:19 AM
Programming for Firefox OS
App Developer Magazine
Programming for Firefox OS

Programming for Firefox OS

Richard Harris Richard Harris in Programming Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Getting started on a new platform is usually a more daunting thought process than actually going through with it. Firefox announced their OS accepting apps late last year and I have to admit, I haven't had the time or interest to really get going with it.

As a brief intro into how to program for Firefox OS, I came across this "hello world" demo that only takes a few minutes to complete and lets you get your toes wet into how the interface works, including the simulator, tools, and languages used.

"Firefox OS is, at a glance, an Android a linux kernel similar to Android’s core + a web browser, so everything in there, including the start screen and the notifications are rendered in HTML5, so there are no “native apps”. The main difference between this approach and running an app inside an Android or iPhone browser, is that Firefox OS apps will have access to the phone APIs, including, but not limited to, contacts, calendar and other options."  says author Roberto Luis Bisbé.

So if you are looking for a brief yet informative intro into Firefox programming, you might want to start here..

Read more: http://rlbisbe.wordpress.com/2013/03/25/firefox-os...

Subscribe to App Developer Magazine

Become a subscriber of App Developer Magazine for just $5.99 a month and take advantage of all these perks.


  • - Exclusive content from leaders in the industry
  • - Q&A articles from industry leaders
  • - Tips and tricks from the most successful developers weekly
  • - Monthly issues, including all 90+ back-issues since 2012
  • - Event discounts and early-bird signups
  • - Gain insight from top achievers in the app store
  • - Learn what tools to use, what SDK's to use, and more

    Subscribe here