Introduction to Gaia

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  • Revision title: Introduction to Gaia
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Gaia is the user interface for Boot to Gecko (B2G); it's simply a Web application that runs locally on a B2G device, emulator, desktop build, or Firefox build. All you need to know in order to add apps or make changes to Gaia are Web technologies like JavaScript, HTML, and CSS.

The Gaia lock screen

By default, the lock screen is enabled, and the default PIN to unlock the device is "0000". This most likely will change over time as this feature is fleshed out.

The default Gaia interface

The default interface in Gaia is similar to what you see on most typical smartphones, as seen here.

Gaia HomeThis image is obviously of a prerelease version of the operating system, with placeholder icons (and some test applications). The status bar at the top indicates the network on which the phone is operating (or "No SIM card" for a device without a network), the network strength, WiFi signal strength, battery level, and current time.

The middle area of the display shows icons for the applications; swiping left and right pages through screens of icons.

At the bottom of the screen is a dock with room for four of your most commonly used applications. At this time, the dock can't be changed, and is preconfigured to show the Dialer, Messages, Market, and Browser apps.

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<p><a class="external" href="/en/Mozilla/Boot_to_Gecko/Gaia" title="en/Mozilla/Boot_to_Gecko/Gaia">Gaia</a> is the user interface for Boot to Gecko (B2G); it's simply a Web application that runs locally on a B2G device, emulator, desktop build, or Firefox build. All you need to know in order to add apps or make changes to Gaia are Web technologies like <a href="/en/JavaScript" title="en/JavaScript">JavaScript</a>, <a href="/en/HTML" title="en/HTML">HTML</a>, and <a href="/en/CSS" title="en/CSS">CSS</a>.</p>
<h2 id="The_Gaia_lock_screen">The Gaia lock screen</h2>
<p>By default, the lock screen is enabled, and the default PIN to unlock the device is "0000". This most likely will change over time as this feature is fleshed out.</p>
<h2 id="The_default_Gaia_interface">The default Gaia interface</h2>
<p>The default interface in Gaia is similar to what you see on most typical smartphones, as seen here.</p>
<p><a href="/@api/deki/files/6276/=screenshot.png" title="screenshot.png"><img alt="Gaia Home" class="internal lwrap" src="/files/4601/device-2013-01-24-163623.png" style="width: 320px; height: 480px; float: left;" /></a>This image is obviously of a prerelease version of the operating system, with placeholder icons (and some test applications). The status bar at the top indicates the network on which the phone is operating (or "No SIM card" for a device without a network), the network strength, WiFi signal strength, battery level, and current time.</p>
<p>The middle area of the display shows icons for the applications; swiping left and right pages through screens of icons.</p>
<p>At the bottom of the screen is a dock with room for four of your most commonly used applications. At this time, the dock can't be changed, and is preconfigured to show the Dialer, Messages, Market, and Browser apps.</p>
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