Firefox Auroa for Android and Firefox Marketplace Open to Developers and Early Adopters

Mozilla's latest Firefox Aurora for Android alongwith Firefox Marketplace launches today to early adopters and testers. Firefox Marketplace, similar to the Google's Chrome Web Store let users browse the store to find mobile web apps and developers can showcase their web apps. These apps run in full-screen mode and can also be pinned to the […]

Mozilla posts early release of Firefox Aurora for Android and Firefox Marketplace

Mozilla's latest Firefox Aurora for Android alongwith Firefox Marketplace launches today to early adopters and testers.

Firefox Marketplace, similar to the Google's Chrome Web Store let users browse the store to find mobile web apps and developers can showcase their web apps. These apps run in full-screen mode and can also be pinned to the home screen.

In addition, Firefox Marketplace also offers APIs for app submission, payments, and app discovery. Like everything Mozilla does, this ecosystem is always open -- users have choices and developers have control over their content, functionality and distribution.

Mozilla says, the goal behind the early releases is to "collect as much real-life feedback as possible about the Marketplace's design, usability, performance, reliability, and content."

Mozilla hopes that the Firefox Marketplace will "allow developers to build, distribute and monetize rich, immersive apps that use Web technologies like HTML, JavaScript and CSS."

Adding, that this is meant to be an open ecosystem, where "users have choices and developers have control over their content, functionality and distribution," said Bill Walker.

To get developers started, Mozilla recently published a design guide and a number of tutorials. Check out the Mozilla Developer Network (MDN) and the DevHub sites, which contain extensive documentation, FAQs and emulation tools to help you get started building your App.

Also, get Firefox Aurora for Android, and learn about the Marketplace here, and post your apps to the Firefox Marketplace here.