Firefox OS is a new mobile operating system, developed by Mozilla and based on Linux and the Gecko engine that powers Firefox.
Firefox OS is open source and therefore free from proprietary technology, while still providing the power to allow application developers to create excellent products. In addition, it's flexible and capable enough to make the end user happy.
From a product perspective, Firefox OS is Mozilla's (and OEM partner's) branding and support services applied on top of Boot to Gecko (B2G), which is the operating system's engineering codename. Boot to Gecko is developed by a team of engineers inside Mozilla plus many external contributors from the wider Mozilla/open source community.
Head over to our Apps Center for all the information you could possibly need on building open web apps that can be installed on Firefox OS!
A guide for platform developers on how the different components of the Firefox OS platform fit together and work.
Guides covering building and installing Firefox OS on an emulator, compatible device, or desktop simulator.
Quick guide to Firefox OS
There is a handy quickfire guidebook available covering the bare essentials you need to develop Firefox OS Apps! Written by Andre Alves Garzia, the Quick Guide For Firefox OS App Development is available for free in PDF, ePUB and MOBI formats. Check it out today.
Note: We are keeping track of ongoing work on Firefox OS documentation on our Firefox OS documentation status page. If you want to help contribute to Firefox OS documentation, please have a look at this page to see what work needs doing!