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Resources

Important: The resources here are very old, and probably obsolete. You would be better off starting at the Firefox OS homepage.

Resources for App hackers, as generated from our workshops

Firefox OS Simulator

Firefox OS Simulator

https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Tools/Firefox_OS_Simulator/
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/firefox-os-simulator/

Developing/installing an app

Firefox OS Boilerplate App (work in progress)

https://github.com/robnyman/Firefox-OS-Boilerplate-App
http://robnyman.github.com/Firefox-OS-Boilerplate-App/

(clean basic version with Install button, Web Activities, WebAPI examples, optional offline support etc)

Code for version with packaged app:

https://github.com/robnyman/Firefox-OS-Boilerplate-App/tree/packaged-app

FxOSStub (template/design for an app with an Install button):

https://github.com/Jaxo/fxosstub

    Recommended: host on your own server or through GitHub pages    
    (http://pages.github.com/). Example at http://robnyman.github.com/Firefox-OS-Boilerplate-App/

Mortar:

https://hacks.mozilla.org/2013/01/writing-web-apps-quickly-with-mortar/

Design patterns:

https://marketplace.firefox.com/developers/docs/patterns

Firefox OS Design Guidelines:

https://t.co/I9VaxvBu

droid@screen: http://blog.ribomation.com/droid-at-screen/

WebAPIs

WebAPIs in version 1:

https://wiki.mozilla.org/WebAPI

Documentation and their status for APIs:

https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/WebAPI/Doc_status

Robert's slides on Web APIs

http://www.slideshare.net/robnyman/web-apis-apps-mozilla-london

Writing (good) Webapps:

http://jlongster.github.com/writing-webapps/

Firefox Marketplace & Developer Hub

File a bug on Marketplace!

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/enter_bug.cgi?product=Marketplace&component=General

Developer Hub

https://marketplace.firefox.com/developers/

WebApps mailing list

https://lists.mozilla.org/listinfo/dev-webapps

Marketplace Development Server (expect bugs!)

http://marketplace-dev.allizom.org/

Reference apps (Chrono, Face Value, Roller):

https://marketplace.firefox.com/developers/docs/apps/chrono

WebPayments

https://wiki.mozilla.org/WebAPI/WebPayment
https://wiki.mozilla.org/WebAPI/WebPaymentProvider

Pitfalls and helpers for mobile Web apps

Rob's slides on Pitfalls and Helpers

http://www.slideshare.net/robhawkes/mobile-app-development-pitfalls-helpers
 

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