Firefox OS - A (web) developers dream - muxCamp 2014
A (MOBILE) WEB DEVELOPERS DREAM
WHO AM I?
Head of Developmentat//mediaman GmbH
The full Safari engine is inside of iPhone. And so,
you can write amazing Web 2.0 and Ajax apps
thatlookexactly and behave exactly like apps on
the iPhone. And these apps can integrate
perfectly with iPhone services. They can make a
call, they can send an email, they can lookup a
location on Google Maps. And guess what?
There’s no SDK thatyou need!
Invented byPalm. Aimed atsmartphones and tablets.
Apps are written in HTML5
Palm sold to HP. HP to LG2013
First(mobile) OS with HTML5 UI!
Enyo Framework stillalive
ALinux distribution where Google Chrome is the "UI"layer
The browser is the OS (atleastUI)
Stillalive. Chromebooks are available
Notthe OS, butFirstClass Apps in HTML5.
Fullyopen mobile operatingsystem based on web standards
Firstversion released 2011
For smartphones and tablets
App development: JustHTML5
UI levelof Firefox OS
Onlyinterface to the underlyingoperatingsystem and hardware
WEB APIS AND WEB ACTIVITIES
Access device hardware
Provides access to datastorage
Security-sensitive APIs need approvement
Some are alreadystandard (W3C)
Access to sensible user data
App requests datafrom an other app
e.g. Dialanumber requests Phone app
Onlyavailable for installed or higher privileged apps
APPS AND 3RD PARTY APPS
UsingWebAPIs and Web Activities