Mozilla Firefox OS App Days and Crowdcrafting.org
Last Saturday, the 26th of January, Mozilla held in parallel all over the world a hack day, the #FirefoxOSAppDay, about creating new web applications for their new FirefoxOS mobile OS and the desktop web browser (this stills in beta and alpha mode!).
One of the events was held in Madrid, Spain, organized by the Mozilla Hispano community so I had the chance to expend some time with the Mozilla community and play with the new APIs and developer tools for their new platform.
As the goal was to create an app for the FirefoxOS, my idea was to create an application that could help to track when a new scientific application has been added to crowdcrafting so you could help doing some tasks in the new application.
The web application basically lets you know which apps are new since you checked it the last time.
The application works in any web browser (even Chrome) but if you want to feel how it will be in the new OS you can try it in your phone if you have an Android device. You will need to install the latest Firefox nightly (note: this is an experimental build, so it may crash in your phone!) and then type this URL:
You will be able to install it in your phone and run it whenever you want directly from your home screen. If you don’t want to install the browser, just open the link with a modern web browser and you should see it running (the install button will only work in Firefox Beta and Aurora builds).
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