Mozilla Launches Prototype of an 'Open Web App' Ecosystem

Mozilla has released a technical documentation of the proposed "Open Web Apps" system and a developer preview prototype that allows you to install, manage and launch Web apps in any modern desktop or mobile browser (Firefox 3.6 and later, Firefox for mobile, Internet Explorer 8, Chrome 6, Safari 5, Opera 10 and WebKit mobile). This […]

Mozilla has released a technical documentation of the proposed "Open Web Apps" system and a developer preview prototype that allows you to install, manage and launch Web apps in any modern desktop or mobile browser (Firefox 3.6 and later, Firefox for mobile, Internet Explorer 8, Chrome 6, Safari 5, Opera 10 and WebKit mobile). This prototype provides a simple mechanism to support paid apps and authentication features to allow apps to log users in upon launch.

The design proposed here provides following capabilities and enables a new category of what's called "Open Web Apps" -- apps that're truly of the Web.

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