Firefox OS - Einführung

Firefox OS - Einführung

Firefox OS - be the future

About me

  • Michael Kohler
  • volonteering for Mozilla since 2008
  • Mozilla Representative since 2012
  • Banking Software Engineer by day
  • Web Developer by night
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Back then...

(well, a few years ago)

Booting to the Web

To that end, we propose a project we’re calling "Boot to Gecko" [..] (B2G) to pursue the goal of building a complete, standalone operating system for the open web.

First response

Very very exciting!

Clinton inauguration vs Obama inauguration

Hey - we don't have to talk anymore!

people with smartphones

Not yet online with a smartphone

people with papers

It started well…

iPhone without an SDK

Jobs' original vision - no third party native apps

Then it got awkward…

Awkward, who is the mobile web for? Web developers or native developers

A competitive, closed market

Apple, Samsung and Nokia

Not web developer's struggle…
or is it?

apple vs. android

So many tools:

  • Bootstrap
  • Grunt
  • Ember
  • Backbone
  • jQuery
  • Sencha
  • Hammer.js
  • Emmett
  • Compass
  • SASS
  • LESS
  • Zepto.js
  • Angular.js
  • Dart
  • Livescript
  • Jasmine
  • Node.js
  • npm
  • Moustache
  • ...

Many, many, many awesome demos…

Lots of shiny demos

We have an awesome overload!

Vomiting rainbows

Mozilla's Mission - The Open Web

This is for everyone

The Internet the World Needs


The Internet the World Needs


The Internet the World Needs


Consumers and creators

Mozilla webmaker

Replacing feature phones

Nokia couldn't take photos

Development is done in the open!

  • GitHub
  • Documentation on MDN (
  • IRC Channels
  • Mailing lists

Announcement - MWC 2012

Telefónica and Mozilla are developing this HTML5 operating system on a hardware platform that is based upon a Qualcomm chipset.
- Telefonica Press Release

Firefox OS

Firefox OS

Demo - MWC 2013

HTML5 is mobile

Developer phones - Spring 2013


First launch - Spain - Juli 2013


Launch in Germany -


Many phones

World wide web

Many new possibilites



Everything in the OS is open web technology and standard proposals

firefox os emulator and source

Open WebApps

Firefox OS apps

What makes a great app?

Work with others…

Foxkeh loves android

Firefox OS UI components

Building Firefox OS

Building FirefoxOS

Apache Cordova (Version 3.4+)

Apache Cordova

Firefox OS Marketplace

Firefox OS Marketplace

Teach! (Appmaker)

Appmaker screenshot

Webmaker - Teach the web

Webmaker screenshot

The German-speaking community

  • @mozilla_deutsch - follow it now!
  • Community mailing list:


Red panda (Firefox) Photo by Yortw