Firefox Marketplace: Breaking the Stranglehold of App Stores - Hands on Workshop

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331 E Evelyn Avenue · Mountain View, CA

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Mountain View Common Room @ Mozilla HQ

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Note: Please bring your laptop with Firefox Nightly installed and we will walk you through the steps of creating an open web app, running it on our simulator, and submitting it to Firefox Marketplace.

Two years ago, Mozilla launched Firefox OS for mobile phones along with an Apps ecosystem based on the open web. The ecosystem includes a a payments mechanism that offers direct carrier billing for web apps, a cross-platform solution that provides a native app experience on every supported device, and the Firefox Marketplace for discovering and purchasing Apps.

The Firefox Marketplace is an app on every Firefox OS phone. More than that, it is a community of developers, reviewers, curators, and consumers and a suite of web services made available to the whole ecosystem. The power of these communities and services creates an unfair advantage with which this ecosystem will transform the mobile Web.


Check-in and Networking 5 pm - 6 pm

Bill's talk and hands on workshop start at 6 pm sharp.


Bill Walker is a Senior Manager at Mozilla. While working at Apple's research division, Xerox PARC, Reactivity, and Cisco, he became passionate about software process, automated testing, and helping prototypes turn into products. At Mozilla he manages teams working on PDF.js, Partner Engineering and Cross-platform Apps. Bill holds a Ph.D in Computer Science from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.