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Firefox OS
5 August, 2013 0
What it is & why you should care…
Ali Spivak
Product Manager, MDN
Mozilla
What it is…
1
- Open Platform
- Targets new, emerging markets
- Very affordable hardware
- No credit card needed - client ...
What it is not…
2
- iOS or Android (nor is it intended to be)
- Another “walled garden”
- A new ecosystem (it’s the web!)
The Streamlined Firefox OS Software
Stack
3
Production Phones
4
Production Phones
5
Hardware
6
https://wiki.mozilla.org/WebAPI
Three levels of access…
Hosted apps - stored on your server, easy to
upgrade, limited access.
Privileged apps - reviewed b...
Web APIs (hosted apps)
8
— Vibration API
— Geolocation API
— Open WebApps
— Battery Status API
— Push Notifications API
— ...
Web APIs (privileged apps)
9
— Device Storage API
— Browser API
— TCP Socket API
— Contacts API
— systemXHR
Using WebAPIs ...
Web APIs (certified apps)
10
— WebTelephony
— Idle API
— Power Management API
— WiFi Information API
— Permissions API
— C...
Defined by manifest
{
"name": "My App",
"description": "My elevator pitch goes here",
"launch_path": "/",
”icons": { "128"...
Firefox Marketplace
12
Firefox Marketplace
Developer Tools & References
13
— Marketplace Developer Hub
— Firefox OS Simulator
— Boilerplate app
— Reference apps
— Ap...
European Launch Markets
14
Spain –2 July
Poland - 15 July
Next wave of Firefox OS devices will be available to consumers i...
Latin American Launch Markets
15
Columbia – 1 August
Venezuela - 1 August
Next launch will be in Brazil in Q4 of 2013
— So...
Roadmap
16
Quarterly feature releases
Security updates every six weeks
Current production release: V1.0.1
— V1.1HD planned...
Why should I (or my clients) care about
Firefox OS?
17
— Lowers investment; reuse across platforms.
— Not yet another new ...
How can I make money?
18
— Paid per download
— Freemium model: Free and paid app are linked in
Marketplace for easy upgrad...
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Mozilla Firefox OS

Presentation on Firefox OS given at q42 in Amsterdam

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Mozilla Firefox OS

  1. 1. Firefox OS 5 August, 2013 0 What it is & why you should care… Ali Spivak Product Manager, MDN Mozilla
  2. 2. What it is… 1 - Open Platform - Targets new, emerging markets - Very affordable hardware - No credit card needed - client billing - Web technologies through and through - 18 mobile partners, 5 hardware partners
  3. 3. What it is not… 2 - iOS or Android (nor is it intended to be) - Another “walled garden” - A new ecosystem (it’s the web!)
  4. 4. The Streamlined Firefox OS Software Stack 3
  5. 5. Production Phones 4
  6. 6. Production Phones 5
  7. 7. Hardware 6 https://wiki.mozilla.org/WebAPI
  8. 8. Three levels of access… Hosted apps - stored on your server, easy to upgrade, limited access. Privileged apps - reviewed by the App store, uses a Content Security Policy, hosted on trusted server Certified apps - part of the OS, only by Mozilla and partners 7
  9. 9. Web APIs (hosted apps) 8 — Vibration API — Geolocation API — Open WebApps — Battery Status API — Push Notifications API — WebPayment — Ambient light sensor — Notification — Screen Orientation — Mouse Lock API — Network Information API — Alarm API — WebFM API / FMRadio — IndexedDB — Proximity sensor Using WebAPIs to make the web layer more capable
  10. 10. Web APIs (privileged apps) 9 — Device Storage API — Browser API — TCP Socket API — Contacts API — systemXHR Using WebAPIs to make the web layer more capable
  11. 11. Web APIs (certified apps) 10 — WebTelephony — Idle API — Power Management API — WiFi Information API — Permissions API — Camera API — Attention screen — WebSMS — Settings API — Mobile Connection API — WebBluetooth — Network Stats API — Time/Clock API — Voicemail Using WebAPIs to make the web layer more capable
  12. 12. Defined by manifest { "name": "My App", "description": "My elevator pitch goes here", "launch_path": "/", ”icons": { "128": "/img/icon-128.png" }, "developer": { "name": "Your name or organization", "url": http://your-homepage-here.org } } 11 App manifest
  13. 13. Firefox Marketplace 12 Firefox Marketplace
  14. 14. Developer Tools & References 13 — Marketplace Developer Hub — Firefox OS Simulator — Boilerplate app — Reference apps — App Generator — App Validator — Developer tools — WebAPI Engineering Reference — WebAPI Documentation
  15. 15. European Launch Markets 14 Spain –2 July Poland - 15 July Next wave of Firefox OS devices will be available to consumers in Germany, Greece, & Hungary. — T-Mobile — Device: Alcatel One Touch — 39.90 zloty (€9.25) per month — Movistar/Telefónica — Phone: ZTE Open — €69, including €30 of balance for prepaid customers and a 4GB microSD card.
  16. 16. Latin American Launch Markets 15 Columbia – 1 August Venezuela - 1 August Next launch will be in Brazil in Q4 of 2013 — Sold through Movistar (Telefonica) — Alcatel OneTouch Fire Bs. 1.739 ($276) — ZTE Open Bs. 1.159 ($184) — Bs. 165 per month contract — Sold through Movistar (Telefonica) — Both devices are COP 199,900 ($102) on prepay or COP 99,900 ($53) on a 12 month contract at COP 39,900 ($21) per month
  17. 17. Roadmap 16 Quarterly feature releases Security updates every six weeks Current production release: V1.0.1 — V1.1HD planned for August — 1.2 in the fall
  18. 18. Why should I (or my clients) care about Firefox OS? 17 — Lowers investment; reuse across platforms. — Not yet another new technology. — Not locked into one sales or payment model. — Access to new smartphone markets & users. — Predictable future support as the browser is the platform
  19. 19. How can I make money? 18 — Paid per download — Freemium model: Free and paid app are linked in Marketplace for easy upgrade — In-app payments using carrier billing — Use your own in-app payment system Firefox Marketplace business model is standard 70-30. However you're not limited to selling your content via the Firefox Marketplace; you can sell on your website or build your own Marketplace

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