These documents and guides will help you learn how to publish your app and manage it on the Firefox Marketplace.
Note: Many of these documents are not yet on MDN, but need to be!
general app publishing topics
- Self-hosting apps
- If you don't want to go the Firefox Marketplace route, here is some useful information on self-hosting apps, and what self-hosted apps can and can't do (TBD).
- Creating a store
- Information that may be helpful to you if you want to build your own store for selling and distributing Open Web Apps.
- Internationalisation for apps
- Often you'll want to publish an app in multiple languages. Here is a guide on how best to do this (TBD).
- Marketing your app
- This guide provides information on writing promotional content for your app, including language, screenshots, support information and more (TBD).
- Adding a subdomain for an app
- For security reasons, each app must have its own domain (or subdomain) on the Web. This article covers how to go about creating a subdomain for your app.
- Updating apps
- Information about how both hosted and packaged app updates are handled, and what you need to do to ensure that your app properly supports updating.
Working with the Firefox Marketplace
- Pre-submission checklist
- A checklist of things you should be sure to do before you submit your app to the Firefox Marketplace.
- Submitting an app to the Firefox Marketplace
- This step-by-step guide will help you successfully submit your app to the Firefox Marketplace.
- Marketplace review criteria
- An explanation of the criteria an app must meet in order to be published on the Firefox Marketplace; by following the guidelines laid out in this article, you can smooth the process of getting your app published.
- Firefox Marketplace FAQ
- A list of frequently asked questions (with answers) about publishing apps on the Firefox Marketplace.
- Profiting from your app
- This guide contains introductory materials on how to monetize your apps, including tools needed, and a monetization calculator (most of this is TBD).
- Marketplace payments
- How your app can work with the Firefox Marketplace to enhance your distribution model (and your income, if your app isn't a free one).
- In-app payments
- A guide to implementing support for in-app payments in your Web app.
- Validating a receipt
- A guide to when—and how—to validate your app's purchase receipt.
Firefox Marketplace APIs
- Marketplace utility library
- Submission API
- The Submission API lets you validate your app, update your app, and fetch information about the apps available to be installed.
- Payment API
- The Payment API lets you get information about and process in-app purchases as well as to simply get information about what pricing tiers are available.
- Marketplace API
- All Marketplace-related documentation is centered here.
Tools for app developers
Technology reference documentation
Getting help from the community
If you still aren't sure how to do what you're trying to get done, feel free to join the conversation!
- Consult the webapps forum:
- Ask your question on the Open Web Apps IRC channel: #openwebapps