Mozilla to launch Mozilla Marketplace for app developers

Apple has its iOS App Store and the Mac App Store. Google has the Chrome Store and the Android Market. Microsoft has the Windows Phone Marketplace and the upcoming Windows Store. Now Mozilla is making its move into the crowded online app store business. This week, the organization announced that its own Mozilla Marketplace is just about ready to open its virtual doors.

Specially, Mozilla said that it will being accepting app submissions from developers next week during the Mobile World Congress trade show. Mozilla stated:

If you are an app developer interested in distributing and monetizing your app across device and platform silos, you should submit your app to the Mozilla Marketplace. Submitting your app will reserve your app name and give your app the chance to be featured in the launch later this year.

Mozilla claims in a press release that its app store will be the "first operating system- and device-independent market for apps based on open Web technologies like HTML5, JavaScript and CSS."

This move could be a precursor to Mozilla's plans to launch its own mobile operating system. The company announced that it will be making some announcements about their mobile OS, titled Boot2Gecko, at MWC next week as well.

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meh.. Honestly, in my opinion, I was a diehard Firefox user, but left after the latest release was crap... they really need to focus on bug fixes for their releases before working on other things like this marketplace.

Azies said,
meh.. Honestly, in my opinion, I was a diehard Firefox user, but left after the latest release was crap... they really need to focus on bug fixes for their releases before working on other things like this marketplace.

Don't know what's wrong with the latest release it's solid and stable.

Oh how pathetic.
This reminds me of adblock, the once-good extension that sold out and accepted adding places to a whitelist for companies willing to pay.

n_K said,
Oh how pathetic.
This reminds me of adblock, the once-good extension that sold out and accepted adding places to a whitelist for companies willing to pay.

I see nothing wrong with this, most websites uses ads simply because they need money to keep the website alive (Neowin for example) and if those ads are textual and non-intrusive i don't block them.

n_K said,
Oh how pathetic.
This reminds me of adblock, the once-good extension that sold out and accepted adding places to a whitelist for companies willing to pay.

Adblock didn't sold out. what's pathetic is your whining, adblock plus is still a damn good extension. whats so hard of disabling the non intrusive ads option off. Heartripper said it better.

nitins60 said,
What's wrong with you Mozilla?

But this is an open Web App store. They won't profit from this, and the apps in this store can be used in any browser. You can buy and use an app in IE. Mozilla have been working hard to get App Store APIs standardised to work in all browsers, as well as other APIs to make Web Apps on par with native apps.

Memnochxx said,
they want some more of that internet money

They won't be taking any percentage of profits like in other app stores.

Why is everyone now forcing the desktop into browser windows?

Is this some stupid "Yo Dawg, I heard you like applications so I...." thing?

Geez...

GS:mac

Edited by Glassed Silver, Feb 23 2012, 8:57pm :

Glassed Silver said,
Why is everyone now forcing the desktop into a browser windows?

Is this some stupid "Yo Dawg, I heard you like applications so I...." thing?

Geez...

GS:mac


I lol'd

cralias said,
That's it. Everybody's about to have an app store. I think I'll make myself one, too, just so that I'm up to things.

Booyah!
Now that you make one, I want one, too!

Yay, market fragmentation and spreading DRM dependencies ftw!

GS:mac

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