Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 11th Feb 2013 15:22 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones "'But how is it going to beat Android or iOS?' That's the reaction many people have when I tell them that I am working on Firefox OS, the new mobile operating system from Mozilla. It is a logical reaction. After all, we live in times where every major software company and its mother is releasing a mobile platform, struggling to lure developers into their new proprietary environment, APIs, libraries, etc. And indeed, many of these companies barely make it or don’t make it at all. But Firefox OS will not be directly battling against other mobile platforms. Its main objective is to change the way the world develops mobile apps, and even in the unlikely event that Firefox OS itself disappears in the process, if web-apps become mainstream, it will have succeeded."
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RE: Taking credit
by Fergy on Mon 11th Feb 2013 17:21 UTC in reply to "Taking credit"
Fergy
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Web apps are *already* becoming mainstream, if anything they're at risk of missing the boat. Sorry to rain on the parade, but Firefox OS will not have been the driving force behind them.

Where are they mainstream? I have seen a few demos of how a webapp would work but nothing real yet. I am still waiting until websites like gmail and greader become webapps. If you think they are already let me tell you what they are missing:
- works offline
- doesn't need a special plugin/program/browser

And that is exactly what Firefox OS is promising and what Chrome(OS) still doesn't do.

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