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Mozilla Launches Second Firefox Mobile Add-On Challenge

Wednesday, 17 March 2010 07:08

Written by Apocalypso

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n900_mozillaThe great Mozilla's Firefox Mobile Add-On Challenge has returned! They've announced second mobile add-on challenge, starting on March 11 and ending Monday, April 12.

Add-on developers are challenged to develop a compatible Firefox mobile add-on that shows innovation and considers the mobile context (small screen size, touch screen, out and about, etc.)

At the end of the Challenge period, Mozilla's panel of judges (consisting of members from the Mobile and Add-ons teams) will select ten winners who will receive a new Nokia N900 in addition to other great mobile merchandise!

The last challenge resulted in many fantastic add-ons. Check out our previous winners' award-winning add-ons that have been recognized by press around the globe. Despite these awesome innovations, there is much more room to help enhance the look, feel and functionality of Firefox on mobile devices. Here are some themes the Mozilla Mobile team finds especially interesting:

  • Using device APIs: js-ctypes (Fennec 1.0) might be used to hook into the device (addressbook or camera) and add functionality to a Web app by making a pagemod (jetpack- or greasemonkey-like add-on)
    Check out these helpful resources around js-cytypes:
    ctypes on Mobile Developer Center
    blog post using GStreamer js-ctypes
  • Photo, media, social and sharing tools: Create a social aggregator for quickly viewing streams from Twitter, Facebook, etc; Create a tool for sharing images, links and text
  • Saving files and Session Restore: Save as PDF, Save Image, Remember last open tabs, etc.

So what are you waiting for? Develop an add-on for Firefox for a chance to win a new phone, and most importantly, see your innovation used by people around the world on multiple platforms and devices! See the complete contest details and rules here.

Source: http://missmobile.wordpress.com/


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