Mozilla Posts New Firefox OS Online Presentations for Developers

by Ostatic Staff - Nov. 08, 2012

Mozilla is moving quickly ahead with its plans to become a big player in the smartphone business, and is retaining its focus on emerging markets. There have been many updates on the development of the Firefox OS mobile platform here, and Robert Nyman, a Technical Evangelist for Mozilla, has posted a Flickr gallery of screenshots of the young operating system.

Any emerging mobile platform depends heavily on developers becoming attracted to it, and Mozilla Hacks is now reaching out to developers with new videos and slideshows. Here are the details.

You can check out Mozilla Hacks' huge collection of slideshows and videos about Firefox OS, aimed at developers, here

In August, Mozilla’s Director of Research Andreas Gal, and a primary engineer for Firefox OS, Philipp von Weitershausen, gave several presentations in Brazil about the mobile operating system. It's no accident that these took place in Brazil. Mozilla is squarely focused on emerging markets for its OS, and will concentrate on affordable phones. The video presentations and slides are from the presentations in Brazil.

On the topic of applications for Firefox OS, VentureBeat recently provided some good analysis:

"Mozilla’s fascination and faith in the mobile web has been well documented in the recent past, especially with the launch of Firefox for Android. But Firefox OS means Mozilla has to really put its money where its mouth is.

Firefox OS has, [JavaScript creator Brendan Eich] says, 'a thinner stack than the dominant mobile OSes. … This has enabled a lot of developers to get on board and has allowed us to populate the ecosystem from the web.'

What about performance issues, the kind that caused Facebook to shy away from its previously optimistic view of web and hybrid apps?

'We realize that the web stack is never perfect,' Eichs admits, 'but it always catches up, and it has the broadest reach. So we started working on the standards.”

We also covered some of the hardware moves being made around this new mobile OS in this post.