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  • Powerful tools for developing Web Apps

    In the recent years, web development changed drastically. The emergence of the mobile web and the new form factor of smart phones created the demand for different solutions than the former desktop-only web. Since then a lot of frameworks and tools have been created, with new ones being added almost ...

  • Introducing PredictionIO

    PredictionIO is an open source machine learning server for software developers to create predictive features, such as personalization, recommendation and content discovery. Building a production-grade engine to predict users’ preferences and personalize content for them used to be time-consuming. Not anymore with PredictionIO’s latest v0.7 release. We are going to ...

  • Measuring power consumption on phones

    While learning about and measuring what happens on phones, we’re learned a great deal around power consumption. Therefore we want to share some learnings and what have resulted in the FxOS Powertool! Introducing the FxOS Powertool! With the FxOS Powertool!, we can optimize apps for power consumption, but also verify ...

  • Coordinate Conversion Made Easy – the power of GeometryUtils

    In a previous post we introduced the GeometryUtils interface and the getBoxQuads() API for retrieving the CSS box geometry of a DOM node. GeometryUtils also takes care of another important problem: converting coordinates reliably from one DOM node to another. For example, you might want to find the bounding-box of ...

  • Rormix – Discover Emerging Music Videos with Firefox OS

    Rormix is a platform for discovering emerging music videos. Music videos are tagged by genre and similar commercial artists, making it easy to discover new music videos. The Rormix app was made using PhoneGap and released on iOS and Android. Development took just over a month from the first line ...

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