Firefox OS App Day Zürich

Michael Kohler,



Mozilla Switzerland

Partner: Zühlke Engineering

As an independent partner, Zühlke brings ideas to market and helps companies achieve success. We combine the strengths and goals of Zühlke clients with our implementation skills in three interconnected areas: product and software engineering, management consulting and start-up financing. The benefits of working with Zühlke are increased innovation, productivity and growth.

Thanks for: the location, the refreshments, the pre event organisation help, being awesome!


09.00 - 09.30Welcome and intro (Michael Kohler & Henrik Mitsch, Mozilla Reps)
09.35 - 10.20FirefoxOS app development tools (Marc Bächinger, Mozillan, web developer)
10.20 - 10.50-- break sponsored by Zühlke --
10.50 - 11.10What users love and widens your reach: Software Localization (Gion-Andri Cantieni, Mozilla Firefox l10n contributor & Marc Bächinger, Mozillan, development evangelist)
11.15 - 11.45WebAPIs in FirefoxOS and why you as a developer matter (Julian Viereck, Mozilla contributor)
11.50 - 12.35WebAPI and app distribution (Colin Frei, Mozillian, mobile & web developer)



Thanks to Mozilla for sponsoring!

If you haven't selected a Pizza yet, please come see me until 10.00.

Hacking (13.30 - 17.00 hrs)

Got an existing HTML5 app? Port it to Firefox OS!
Look at the sample app on the USB sticks (Firefox OS Boilerplate App) and hack your own app with it
Start from scratch and/or share your ideas with the audience

Most important: have fun hacking your app!

Demos (17.00 - 18.00 hrs)

We have awards:

  • User Interface Engineering course sponsored by Zühlke! (1800 CHF)
  • A brand new Geeksphone Keon with Firefox OS! (developer preview phone)
  • Firefox T-Shirts

Event Logistics


Take swag! First come, first serve.

Photo uploads

We will be taking pictures and upload them to flickr.
Raise your hand if you don't want to be on these pictures!

All Slides

.. and all notes for this event!

After Party

We will head out for a drink after the event, feel free to join us!

Shower Presentation Template

Vadim Makeev, Opera Software

Mozilla styling by Chris Heilmann, Mozilla