Mozilla opens apps marketplace for developer submissions

By Telecom Lead Team: Mozilla, maker of Firefox explorer, announced that the Mozilla Marketplace will open for developers to submit Web apps at Mobile World Congress 2012.

The Mozilla Marketplace will enable developers to write one app that runs across devices and platforms by building on open Web technologies like HTML5 and Mozilla-proposed APIs. Also, it will enable developers to create and distribute applications that work across HTML5-enabled devices and operating systems.

The Web is the largest platform in the world. We are enabling the Web to be the marketplace, giving developers the opportunity to play on the biggest playing field imaginable. By building the missing pieces, Mozilla is now unlocking the potential of the Web to be the platform for creating and consuming content everywhere,” said Todd Simpson, chief of Innovation at Mozilla.

The Mozilla Web Apps platform gives content owners, operators and service providers a direct connection to their customers and limitless possibilities for consumer interaction and customized experiences.

The Mozilla Web Apps platform will feature Mozilla Marketplace, the first operating system- and device-independent market for apps based on open Web technologies like HTML5, JavaScript and CSS.

In addition, it will feature new Mozilla-proposed APIs that advance the Web as a platform and will be submitted to the W3C for standardization. Also, a new identity system for the Web will also be featured on Mozilla’s Web Apps platform.

The Mozilla Marketplace will feature apps in the categories of games, media, music, productivity and more. It will open to consumers later this year.

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