Firefox OS – The Web is the Platform
14 May, 2013 § 3 Comments
This past Monday I gave a presentation at the Mobile Monday Detroit meeting about Firefox OS. Thanks to some great screen recording software by TechSmith, I also recorded it 🙂
I’ve also made the slides available online for those who just want to read (press ‘s’ on your keyboard to see my speaker notes, you may have to allow pop-ups).
Mobile Monday Detroit is a monthly meetup that gets people together to talk about activity in the mobile space. Many topics cover Android and iOS, so it was really cool to snag a spot on the podium and give a talk about one of the ‘alternative’ operating systems. Also presenting this week was Randy Nunez from Ford who gave a talk about the various open source mobile operating systems and Chris Peplin from Ford who talked about the Open XC API for cars that Ford is working on.
If you live in southeast Michigan you should try to make it out to one of the meetings. More information can be found at the Mobile Monday Detroit Meetup page.
[…] I first learnt about Firefox OS when I participated in a Firefox OS App day back in January 2013. I am so excited about Firefox OS and stand behind the idea of bringing the raw power of the open web to mobile devices. Many people have blogged about what and why of Firefox OS. For example where it fits in the mobile phone market, again about it’s market, advantages of using web as the platform. […]
Do you know if they have APIs yet for accelerometer and/or the flash light?
https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/WebAPI/Detecting_device_orientation might give you enough information from the accelerometer to do as you please. I couldn’t find an API for the flash light yet, but maybe it will be included in the Camera API that is currently in the “planned” stage?