Quick Guide For Firefox OS App Development

Creating HTML5 based apps for Firefox OS

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This book is a translation into English of Guia Rápido de Desenvolvimento para Firefox OS, which was originally written in Portuguese.

About the Book

Learn how easy and quick it is to develop applications for Firefox OS, the new mobile operating system by Mozilla. Empowered by this books practical approach you will learn thru examples how to develop apps from the beginning all the way to the distribution in the Firefox Markeplace.

Recommended Readers

All those interested in developing apps for a new free mobile platform. Those wanting to learn more about building apps using HTML5. Everyone that wants to seize the opportunity to blaze their own path on a new mobile market

Knowledge Requirements

To better enjoy this book the reader should have intermediate knowledge of HTML, CSS e Javascript.

About the Author

Andre Alves Garzia is a mobile application developer and web developer. He has been a speaker in many conferences and workshops talking about Firefox OS such as MobileConf, RioJS, Campus Party Recife and FISL

Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgments
  • This book is in perpetual beta
  • Me, myself, and I
  • How this book came to be
  • Staying up to date
  • Donations
  • How to contact the author
  • Cover Illustration
  • Who should read this book
  • Best Practices vs Beginner Friendliness
  • Feedback & Pull Requests
  • Translations
  • Version history
    • Version 0.2
    • Version 0.1
  • Introduction
    • Firefox OS
    • The Platform That HTML5 Deserves
    • Accessing The Hardware Using The WebAPI
    • Freedom to Develop and Distribute
    • Summary
  • Setup For Firefox OS App Development
    • The Gecko Engine
    • What applications do you need?
    • Installing the Firefox OS Simulator
    • Summary
  • Basic Concepts
    • The Application Manifest
    • Types of Application
    • Security Access Levels
    • Mozilla’s WebAPIs
    • Summary
  • Our First App
    • Creating the app manifest
    • Building the HTML
    • Crafting the JavaScript code
    • Testing the app on the simulator
    • Summary
  • Developer Tools
    • Introducing the Responsive Design View
    • Developer tools
    • Summary
  • The Firefox OS Simulator
    • Adding Apps
    • Debugging
    • Testing apps on a real device
    • Connecting with a Firefox OS device
    • Summary
  • Distributing Your Apps
    • Hosted Apps
    • Packaged Apps
    • Summary
  • The Firefox Marketplace
    • Checklist before even thinking about sending an app to the marketplace
    • Preparing your app for submission
    • Submitting your app to the marketplace
    • Summary
  • Appendix 1: Useful links

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