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Mozilla opens the doors to Firefox for Android Marketplace to developers, early adopters

Firefox for Android Marketplace is now open for developers and early adopters

By Anthony Garreffa on Oct 19, 2012 12:18 am CDT - 0 mins, 44 secs reading time

Mozilla have launched the latest Aurora-based Firefox for Android which includes the browser maker opening the doors to the Firefox Marketplace for early adopters and testers. With the name "Firefox Marketplace" you should be able to guess that this is Mozilla's version of Google's Web Store for Chrome.

Firefox Marketplace lets users browse around looking for mobile web apps, and allows developers to show off their web apps. These apps will run in full-screen mode and can be pinned to the home screen.

The idea behind the early release of Firefox Marketplace is to "collect as much real-life feedback as possible about the Marketplace's design, usability, performance, reliability, and content", according to Firefox engineering manager Bill Walker. Walker also pushes that it is meant to be an open ecosystem, where "users have choices and developers have control over their content, functionality and distribution".

Anthony Garreffa

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games to be built around consoles. With FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with high-end, custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU technology is unwavering, and with next-gen NVIDIA GPUs about to launch alongside 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors and BFGDs (65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR G-Sync TVs) there has never been a time to be more excited about technology.


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