Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 28th Mar 2013 11:47 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones "Still, Firefox OS could have a big impact on the Web even if it never gains significant market share. By pushing the Web forward, Mozilla is helping to ensure that mobile websites will continue to be relevant even as developers create hundreds of thousands of proprietary apps. Firefox could lose the battle for the smartphone OS market but still win the war for open standards."
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RE[6]: still think it's doomed
by ssokolow on Fri 29th Mar 2013 14:54 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: still think it's doomed"
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Ah, that is a good point. I think though its a distinction that's easily lost when firefox os advertizes its apps as being "HTML 5". If you write a crappy web container app in ios or Android, people will tell you to write a native app instead. Its a bit more confusing with firefox, it will end up sounding like "don't write a html5 app, write an html 5 app!".

*nod* A pain indeed but, hopefully, we can reorient the focus on "Write an offline-ready HTML5 app" or "Write an AppCache-enabled HTML5 app".

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