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Mozilla Marketplace: Mozilla’s Cross-platform Web Apps Store Launching at MWC 2012

Mozilla Marketplace launching at MWC 2012At Mobile World Congress 2012, Mozilla Marketplace will open for developers to submit Web apps. The Mozilla Marketplace will feature apps in the categories of games, media, music, productivity and more.

The Mozilla Marketplace enables developers to create and distribute applications that work across HTML5-enabled devices and operating systems (OS). “By building on open Web technologies like HTML5 and Mozilla-proposed APIs, the Mozilla Marketplace will enable developers to write one app that runs across devices and platforms,” Mozilla said.

“As part of Mozilla’s mission to keep the Web open and put people in control of their Web experience, users can buy apps once and use it on any HTML5-enabled device.”

“The Mozilla Web Apps platform gives content owners, operators and service providers an unprecedented direct connection to their customers and limitless possibilities for consumer interaction and customized experiences, while also enjoying open and flexible billing options,” added Mozilla.

The “write once, deploy everywhere” nature of the platform will massively reduce the cost of creating, versioning and maintaining applications, enabling a truly open, standards-based Web that advances opportunity and innovation for all.

Mozilla Web Apps platform will offer following features:

  • Mozilla Marketplace, the first operating system- and device-independent market for apps based on open Web technologies like HTML5, JavaScript and CSS.
  • New Mozilla-proposed APIs that advance the Web as a platform and will be submitted to the W3C for standardization.
  • New identity system for the Web that puts users in control of their content, tying apps to the user and not the device or platform.

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