Women Who Tech announces top 10 start-up finalists
Thursday, September 20, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Women Who Tech has announced the 10 finalists for its Women Startup Challenge Europe. Hundreds of women-led startups from 35 countries competed to pitch to investors and tech leaders, including Mitchell Baker, Chairwoman and Co-Founder of Mozilla, Jean-Louis Missika, Deputy Mayor of Paris, Fatou Diagne, Partner and Cofounder at Bootstrap Europe, Julien Quintard, Managin...
KaiOS talks smart feature phones and app developers
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by Richard Harris
KaiOS is a Linux-based mobile operating system built on a fork of Firefox OS that first appeared in 2017 and was developed by KaiOS Technologies Inc. in San Diego. We recently chatted with Tim Metz, Marketing Director at KaiOS Technologies, about KaiOS' emerging operating system for smart feature phones. We discuss why these devices are becoming relevant again, what...
DigiCert reaches milestone for replacing Symantec certs
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
DigiCert Inc. announced a major milestone: less than 1 percent of the top 1 million sites have yet to replace Symantec-issued certificates affected by upcoming browser distrust action. Mozilla released figures from its latest telemetry report earlier this week showing 1 percent with certificates to be untrusted.For site owners still affected by beta releases of Firefox ...
Tech Superwomen Summit 2018 announces their lineup
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 by Richard Harris
Tech By Superwomen announced its second Tech Superwomen Summit (TSWS18), happening May 3-4, 2018 at the City View at Metreon in San Francisco. The Summit is committed to helping enable greater diversity in the tech space, bringing women and men together to speak about the roles of responsibility, accountability and highlights paths forward to transform tech culture and ...
W3C Publishing Summit event docket announced
Friday, August 18, 2017 by Christian Hargrave
The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) announced the program of its inaugural W3C Publishing Summit to be held 9-10 November 2017 in the San Francisco Bay area, California, featuring keynotes from Internet pioneer and futurist Tim O’Reilly and Adobe CTO Abhay Parasnis.Publishing and the Web interact in innumerable ways. From schools to libraries, from design to production ...
Adobe will be stopping updates for Flash by 2021
Friday, July 28, 2017 by Richard Harris
Adobe has announced its plans to stop updating and distributing Flash Player at the end of 2020. As open web standards like WebGL and HTML5 rapidly advanced to offer many of the web game development capabilities provided by Flash, it became clear that Flash's lifespan was limited.As a result, Facebook has partnered with game developers to support their HTML5 efforts, he...
Net neutrality day set to be the largest online protest in years
Thursday, July 6, 2017 by Richard Harris
Urban Dictionary, Bandcamp, Automattic (who run WordPress) and Discord are among latest major web platforms to join the Internet-Wide Day of Action to Save Net Neutrality scheduled for July 12th to oppose the FCC’s plan to slash Title II, the legal foundation for net neutrality rules that protect online free speech and innovation. Twitter, Reddit, Netflix, Amazon, Kicks...
Mozilla updated Thimble but there is more to the story
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 by Richard Harris
Mozilla partners with BrowserStack to test mobile websites
Friday, March 3, 2017 by Michael Haynes
Mozilla, the maker of Firefox, and a pioneer and advocate for the Web for more than 15 years has announced a partnership with BrowserStack to enable developers to test mobile websites on both iOS and Android devices to ensure sites run flawlessly in Firefox.BrowserStack is a mobile and web testing platform that is trusted by more than 36,000 companies globally including...
Inclusive Development gets open source tools from IBM
Thursday, February 9, 2017 by Christian Hargrave
Editors note: Submitted by Moe Kraft, Accessibility Transformation Lead, IBM Accessibility ResearchIBM is embarking on a new era of open source accessibility by releasing tooling, samples and design patterns to help streamline the development of inclusive web and mobile applications.They have recently released two new projects on the developerWorks/open community, AccPr...
Why search has become the backbone of mobile apps
Thursday, November 17, 2016 by Richard Harris
Elasticsearch is an open source distributed full text search engine built on top of Apache Lucene. We recently connected with Gaurav Gupta, VP of Products for Elastic, the company behind Elasticsearch to chat about how search is being used to significantly boost both user adoption and improve the bottom line. He also shared with us what he believes are the thr...
Here's what happened at VisionMobile's Future Developer Summit
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 by Christian Hargrave
VisionMobile hosted a first of its kind, Future Developer Summit, on October 4, 2016 in Santa Clara. The event was organized in association with Catchy Agency and was hosted by Intel at their Executive Briefing Center. The Future Developer Summit is an exclusive, invite-only Director-level event where developer relations leaders gather to network, exchange program...
Stream Conf 2016 Will Tackle Data Streaming Technologies in September
Thursday, May 26, 2016 by Richard Harris
Stream Conf 2016, which covers the technologies, architectures and business strategies for the streaming web, will be held in San Francisco on September 28, 2016, at the Bently Reserve in San Francisco. The event provides insights into learning how always-on data streams can be managed, scaled, secured and monetized.The agenda for Stream Conf 2016 includes tracks, ...
Learn Why Node.js is an Open Source Juggernaut
Saturday, February 20, 2016 by Richard Harris
SVG Is the Future of Graphics and Here's Why
Friday, June 19, 2015 by Simon Wieczner
The enterprise is growing increasingly digital, with data visualization and GIS mapping just a few of the current drivers. In this environment, it’s more important than ever that companies have the ability to interact with images without loss of clarity or resolution issues. Scalable vector graphics, or SVG, coupled with an HTML5 document viewer, are critical to support...
Mozilla Taps Tappx for Firefox OS Collaborative Cross Promotion Advertising
Thursday, May 14, 2015 by Richard Harris
Mozilla has announced that Tappx, an open cross-promotion community for app developers, will offer its no-cost advertising service to Firefox OS developers. Tappx is based on a collaborative sharing economy, where members host advertising on each other’s apps. Tappx runs on credits (called Tappix) that are earned whenever a developer advertises another member’s app...
Mozilla Releases New Trainspotting Blog Series to Track Firefox Releases
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 by Richard Harris
The Firefox team is hosting a new blog series called Trainspotting on Mozilla Hacks which is designed to help Web developers keep up with what’s new, what’s changed and what is coming soon in all of the Firefox's, the Web platform, and the Mozilla tools for building the Web.The Trainspotting name comes from the way Mozilla develops Gecko and Firefox on a “train model” a...
App Developers Can Preview HTML5 and Maxwell GPU Games Built with Epic’s Unreal Engine 4
Thursday, November 13, 2014 by Richard Harris
Mozilla and NVIDIA are working with the team at Epic Games to release two Unreal Engine 4 (UE4) projects that show the flexibility of the game development engine.Unreal Engine Strategy Game Demo for HTML5Hosted at Mozilla Demo Studio as part of Firefox’s 10th anniversary feature, Epic Games’ tower defense game sample is a showcase for high-performance 3D content running...
Monday, November 3, 2014 by Richard Harris
MEF Global Forum 2014 to Examine Mobile Economy Trends
Monday, October 27, 2014 by Richard Harris
The MEF Global Forum 2014 returns to San Francisco on 17th - 19th November 2014 at the Westin San Francisco Market Street. The event is hosted by the MEF, a trade association for companies wishing to monetize their products & services via mobile.The main conference takes place over two days as it explores mobile innovation and global trends: - Innovation Day (N...
Firefox Smartphone OS is Now Available in 24 Countries
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 by Richard Harris
Mozilla has announced that the Firefox OS is now available on three continents with 12 smartphones offered by 13 operators in 24 countries. Mozilla has been pushing its Firefox OS as an opportunity to use Web as a platform, outside the proprietary mobile operating systems.Three new smartphones have been launched in India and one in Bangladesh over the last few weeks as ...
New Dynamsoft SDK Supports Document Scanning for HTML5 Browsers
Monday, September 15, 2014 by Richard Harris
Dynamsoft has announced that it has upgraded its web TWAIN software development kit (SDK) to include support for the development of document scanning modules within the HTML5-based Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox (version 27 and above) browsers. The new abilities were introduced to help solve the problem for developers of browser providers who are phasing out sup...
Two Low Cost Smartphones Launched in India Running FireFox OS
Tuesday, September 2, 2014 by Stuart Parkerson
Mozilla is betting on the potential of low cost phones running its open Web standards/HTML5 FireFox OS to make it a viable option as a mobile operating system. Recently two new low priced phones have been launched in India running FireFox.Intex Technologies has launched a FireFox powered smartphone with introductory pricing of Rs. 1999 (around $33US). The Intex Cloud FX...
What Web Developers Need to Know About Opera Mini 8 for iOS
Monday, June 30, 2014 by Richard Harris
Opera’s new Opera Mini 8 for iOS is a completely redesigned product that, for the first time, offers three different browser modes, two of which save time and money for the consumer or get them connected on slow networks that other browsers can’t handle.For those who have upgraded from the previous version, it will start in Mini mode. New installs will open in Turbo mod...
Mozilla’s WebIDE Offers Developers In Browser Building and Editing Features to Create HTML5 Apps
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 by Stuart Parkerson
Mozilla is adding in-browser editing features across devices with WebIDE, built directly into Firefox, providing a functioning blueprint app and tools needed create, edit, and test a new Web application right from a browser. WebIDE provides the ability to install and test apps on Firefox OS devices and simulators and integrates the Firefox Developer Tools...
Latest Firefox OS 1.3 Release Helps Game Developers Improve User Experience
Monday, May 12, 2014 by Richard Harris
Mozilla has released the next update to Firefox OS which offers app developers the arrival of new platform technologies such as WebGL, asm.js and WebAudio for creating more immersive games with better audio effects.Highlights from the release:Improved support for Graphics and Gaming: The update will ship WebGL, asm.js and WebAudio supp...
New Version of Ludei CocoonJS Provides PhoneGap Alternative for Developers to Compile HTML5 Apps
Saturday, April 12, 2014 by Stuart Parkerson
Ludie has announced CocoonJS 2.0, the latest version of its platform which allows developers to compile HTML5 apps.With CocoonJS 2.0 developers can compile their project in the Canvas+, Ludie’s accelerated canvas to accelerate a game, or WebView+, the Chromium-based WebView able to run DOM-based games and apps. This allows developers to take advantage of each ...
Unity 5 Game Platform Announced With New Physically Based Unified Shading System and Geomerics’ Lighting System
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 by Stuart Parkerson
Unity has announced the upcoming release of its new Unity 5 platform, to be available later this year. The company has had a major presence at the GDC and took the opportunity to announce Unity 5.0, ushering in its foray into the 64-bit era.Included in the new platform is an upgrated PhysX to 3.3, and a new multithreaded job scheduler. And new start of the art physicall...
Mozilla and Epic Preview Unreal Engine 4 Running in Firefox To Scale from PC | Console to Mobile Gaming Development
Monday, March 17, 2014 by Stuart Parkerson
Google Believes it Will Rule Smart Wearable App Market With New SDK
Thursday, March 13, 2014 by Stuart Parkerson
Sundar Pichai with Google has dropped the news that Google will release an SDK for the wearable’s market in a couple of weeks. He discussed the SDK during a presentation at SWSX on Sunday.It’s the latest salvo in the war for app domination by the two biggest players in the market. Last week Apple launched CarPlay with Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz, Honda, Hyunda...
Trends That Will Drive HTML5 This Year
Monday, March 3, 2014 by Robert Grossberg
2014 promises to be a big year for HTML5 mobile games. As
the CEO of a NYC-based mobile web game distribution company, I see three trends
application developers should look for this year that will drive the HTML5
Trend Number 1:
HTML5-based mobile web app demand will skyrocket
There is a growing set of HTML5 app stores that are all
Mozilla Announces New Dual Core App Developer Reference Phone, Firefox OS PhoneGap Integration
Monday, February 24, 2014 by Stuart Parkerson
It’s going to be a week of announcement overload as companies try to maximize their access to media at the Mobile World Congress so hold on as a cornucopia of mobile news is served.Mozilla joins the fray with a number of announcements, including a 4.5-inch dual-core reference phone, enabling developers to test new Firefox OS features and apps against different memo...
Saturday, February 22, 2014 by Andrew Bud
What’s wrong with collecting personal information? In short – nothing. Commerce has always been about a mutually beneficial exchange; providing products and services in return for cash or an equivalent value exchange. New business models such as free-2-play or ad-funded content have accelerated the growth of the data-fuelled app economy. However the data collected ...
5 Reasons HTML5 is Right for You and Your Next App
Friday, January 24, 2014 by Dmitry Sergeev
comes to creating an app, many developers choose the iOS or Android path to
market. However, these shouldn’t be the
only options that are considered. HTML5 is picking up steam worldwide and for
good reason. It provides many benefits for developers that native apps simply
don’t have – from the development process down to the user acquisition stage.
Panasonic to Adopt Mozilla Firefox OS Open Platform for Next Generation Smart TVs
Sunday, January 12, 2014 by Richard Harris
Mozilla has scored another win in its efforts to expand its Firefox Os with the announcement that it is joining with Panasonic to bring Firefox to the next generation of smart TVs. Here is what Panasonic and Mozilla has to say about the partnership:The development of the new Firefox OS platform aims to deliver more expansive access into smart TVs by...