The web is the platform - why FirefoxOS matters

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Tristan Nitot, Principal Mozilla Evangelist and Mozilla Europe founder explains why FirefoxOS (Mozilla's mobile platform) and why Web browsers matter when it comes to freedom and innovation.

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The web is the platform - why FirefoxOS matters

  1. 1. FIREFOX OS @ FOSDEM Tristan Nitot Principal Mozilla Evangelist, Mozilla Europe Founder tnitot@mozilla.com - twitter: @nitot
  2. 2. THE END OF THE WEB BROWSER?
  3. 3. WHAT WOULD WE LOSE?• Generative nature of the Web - everybody can participate, no need to ask for permission• customization of the experience - Add-ons, Greasemonkey, User-CSS• The non-commercial part of the Web - what makes the Web different from TV
  4. 4. FUTURE IS MOBILE
  5. 5. HOW PEOPLE EXPERIENCE THE INTERNET
  6. 6. HOW PEOPLE EXPERIENCE THE INTERNET
  7. 7. HOW THE WEB CANREMAIN RELEVANT IN A MOBILE WORLD?
  8. 8. HOW CAN MOZILLA PURSUE ITS MISSION IN A MOBILE WORLD?
  9. 9. 1 - KEEP MAKING FIREFOX FOR DESKTOP AWESOME
  10. 10. 2 - KEEP MAKING FIREFOX FOR ANDROID AWESOME
  11. 11. COMPETING ON MOBILE ISHARD, ESPECIALLY WITH THE PLATFORM OWNER
  12. 12. "SAFARI ALMOST FOUR(ON IOS)TIMES FASTER THAN CHROME IN JAVASCRIPT" - ARSTECHNICA
  13. 13. MOBILE PLATFORMS AREPROPRIETARY
  14. 14. HTML5: THE WEB IS THE PLATFORM One open technology to bind them all
  15. 15. 3 - MAKE FIREFOX OS
  16. 16. AN OPEN MOBILE PLATFORM Firefox OS Complete, standaloneoperating system for theopen Web, built entirelyusing HTML5 & standard Web APIs
  17. 17. EVERYTHING IS A WEB PAGE!Variations around the Variations around Home screen the incoming call screen
  18. 18. FIREFOX OS: HOW AN OPEN WEB PHONECONNECTS HTML5 TO HARDWARE Existing Platforms Firefox OS } (smartphones only) Web Browser/ Platform Native API- Web-based User Experience/Web based UI Content Significantly Web Engine/ smaller stack: APIs Standard Device APIs Scales from high-end Kernel feature phones (e.g. Android, iOS, Kernel Win7, etc.) to high-end smartphones Device (phone, tablet, Device desktop)
  19. 19. MARKETPLACE: THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS Content owners can use the Firefox Marketplace to enhance discoverability and make monetization easier. They can also sell directly (going through the marketplace is optional) FIREFOX MARKETPLACE
  20. 20. THE WEB IS THE(MOBILE) PLATFORM
  21. 21. JUL 2012: ANNOUNCEPARTNERS• Chipset : Qualcomm• Hardware : ZTE & TCL• Carriers : Deutsche Telekom, Etisalat, Smart, Sprint, Telecom Italia, Telefonica & Telenor
  22. 22. JAN 15, 2013: FIREFOX 1.0REACHED
  23. 23. JAN 23, 2013: FIREFOX OS DEVELOPERPHONES ANNOUNCED REACHED
  24. 24. JAN 26, 2013: FIREFOX OSAPPDAYS IN 25 CITIES
  25. 25. FEB 24-28: MOBILE WORLDCONGRESS, BARCELONA
  26. 26. HOW TO HELP• Attend the Firefox OS talks at Fosdem, engage with Mozilla developers!• Contribute to Mozilla: • http://www.mozilla.org/contribute• Build Mobile Web Apps: • https://marketplace.firefox.com/
  27. 27. THANK YOU! @nitot

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