Mozilla in an urge of creating and putting the power of the web in people’s hand, announced the Mozilla Marketplace will open for developers to submit Web apps at Mobile World Congress – the Marketplace will enable developers to write one app that runs across devices and platforms, building on open Web technologies like HTML5 and Mozilla-proposed APIs.
”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,” said Todd Simpson, Mozilla’s Chief of Innovation. “By building the missing pieces, Mozilla is now unlocking the potential of the Web to be the platform for creating and consuming content everywhere.”
The Mozilla Web Apps platform will feature:
- New Mozilla-proposed APIs that advance the Web as a platform and will be submitted to the W3C for standardization.
- A new identity system for the Web that puts users in control of their content, tying apps to the user and not the device or platform.
The Mozilla Marketplace will feature apps in the categories of games, media, music, productivity and more. The Mozilla Marketplace will open for developers to submit Web apps at Mobile World Congress next week and will open to consumers later this year.