Building Apps for Firefox OS

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Slides from the Getting Started with Firefox OS event in the Mozilla space in London on 7th December 2012 http://www.meetup.com/FirefoxOS/events/90510272/

The event was intended to get people building their first Hello World app for Firefox OS.

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Building Apps for Firefox OS

  1. 1. Here to Help Francisco Thomas Ben Telefonica Mozilla BlueVia Zac Fernando Mozilla Telefonica
  2. 2. "A complete, standalone operating system for the open web."
  3. 3. The Web is the PlatformIn Firefox OS, everything is a web app. Just HTML5, CSSand JavaScript. wiki.mozilla.org/Gaia
  4. 4. Web APIsWeb APIs extend the capabilities of the web to include, andin places exceed, the capabilities of competing stacks. wiki.mozilla.org/WebAPI
  5. 5. Open Web AppsApps built with standard web technologies in an openecosystem with multiple app stores.manifest.webapp 1. { 2. "name": "My App", 3. "description": "My elevator pitch goes here", 4. "launch_path": "/", 5. "icons": { 6. "128": "/img/icon-128.png" 7. }, 8. "developer": { 9. "name": "Your name or organization",10. "url": "http://your-homepage-here.org"11. },12. "default_locale": "en"13. } marketplace.firefox.com/developers/
  6. 6. Firefox Development Tools
  7. 7. Firefox OS Simulator
  8. 8. You will need... 1. A text editor 2. A web server 3. A web browser (Firefox Nightly with the Firefox OS Simulator extension) Lets get hacking! etherpad.mozilla.org/firefoxos-apps

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