Introduction to Firefox OS

  • Revision slug: Mozilla/Boot_to_Gecko/Introduction
  • Revision title: Introduction to Boot to Gecko
  • Revision id: 217287
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Boot to Gecko ( also referred to as "B2G" ) is Mozilla's open source mobile operating system based on Linux and Mozilla's Gecko technology. The idea is essentially to have all user-accessible software running on the phone be a Web app that uses advanced HTML5 techniques and device APIs to access the phone's hardware directly via JavaScript.

For Web developers, the most important part to understand is that the entire user interface is a Web app, one that is capable of displaying and launching other Web apps. Any modifications you make to the user interface and any applications you create to run on B2G are Web pages, albeit with enhanced access to the mobile device's hardware and services.

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<p><strong>Boot to Gecko</strong> ( also referred to as "B2G" ) is Mozilla's open source mobile operating system based on Linux and Mozilla's Gecko technology. The idea is essentially to have all user-accessible software running on the phone be a Web app that uses advanced HTML5 techniques and device APIs to access the phone's hardware directly via JavaScript.</p>
<p>For Web developers, the most important part to understand is that the entire user interface is a Web app, one that is capable of displaying and launching other Web apps. Any modifications you make to the user interface and any applications you create to run on B2G are Web pages, albeit with enhanced access to the mobile device's hardware and services.</p>
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