Thursday, February 23, 2012

Mozilla's new Marketplace

Article first published as Mozilla’s Marketplace for App Submission to be Launched at Mobile World Congress on Technorati.

Mozilla has announced on Wednesday that the app store, the Mozilla Marketplace, will be launched for developers at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in the end of February.
Mozilla has reported that the Mozilla Marketplace will build "open Web technologies like HTML5 and Mozilla-proposed APIs". The Marketplace will compose of games, music, media, productivity apps and much more.
The test version of Marketplace is online but as the number of testers has reached its maximum, Mozilla is not accepting new registrations. There is a link to know how to submit an app to the Developer Preview.
"The Web is the largest platform in the world. We are enabling the Web to be the marketplace, giving developers the opportunity to play on the biggest playing field imaginable," said Todd Simpson, Mozilla's chief of innovation, in a statement. "By building the missing pieces, Mozilla is now unlocking the potential of the Web to be the platform for creating and consuming content everywhere."
The Marketplace will be included in Mozilla Web Apps platform, which will also include the undisclosed APIs. Those standards of technology will be submitted to the W3C for standardization as reported by Mozilla. Mozilla also develops a "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".
The app, which will be made by developers, will be featured in the launch later this year.
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