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[5]: Taking credit
by Fergy on Mon 11th Feb 2013 20:58 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Taking credit"
Fergy
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2006-04-10

I *think* I recall seeing someone using it offline in a Chromebook, but my memory is a bit fuzzy about it and I don't know for sure.

That is with a special plugin that you either have to install or Chrome already has it built in. But this is the worst of both worlds: you still have to install a program but it doesn't work as fast and nice as a real program.
It has to work without extra software in Firefox, Chrome and Opera including the mobile versions. Browsers are now so fast that the only thing that makes them feel slow is the download time of the page. Webapps can take that loading time away for any program that doesn't need real time information.

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RE[6]: Taking credit
by Sodki on Tue 12th Feb 2013 00:42 in reply to "RE[5]: Taking credit"
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2005-11-10

That is with a special plugin that you either have to install or Chrome already has it built in.


That was the old way, using Google Gears. That tool is now deprecated and Google was/is working on a HTML5 solution, with no plugins.

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RE[7]: Taking credit
by Fergy on Tue 12th Feb 2013 05:58 in reply to "RE[6]: Taking credit"
Fergy Member since:
2006-04-10

"That is with a special plugin that you either have to install or Chrome already has it built in.


That was the old way, using Google Gears. That tool is now deprecated and Google was/is working on a HTML5 solution, with no plugins.
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Yeah! When will that be done? You would think Google would be the first one with great offline capable, fast webapps that feel native.

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