Mozilla Launches Firefox Mobile Add-On Challenge
Mar 16, 2010, 13:32 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Mozilla has launched a contest to spur on development of
add-ons for its recently-released Firefox for Mobile browser.
Between now and April 12, developers are encouraged to create
extensions or other add-ons tailored for the mobile browser. The
top ten submissions (as judged by Mozilla's Add-ons and Mobile
teams) will each be awarded a package containing a Mozilla t-shirt,
phone case, and a brand-new Nokia N900 phone -- which runs the
Maemo mobile Linux operating system and was the very first device
to support Firefox for Mobile.
"The goal of the contest is to extend Firefox in innovative ways
that take special advantage of the fact that the browser is mobile:
the small screen size, the touch-screen interface, and the
out-and-about nature carrying the browser in your pocket. Complete
rules for the contest are available on developer.mozilla.org and
specify compatibility and UI style guidelines. The contest is for
add-ons which in Mozilla parlance includes both extensions and
media plugins, though most of the discussion centers on extensions.
The judges indicate three areas which they are most interested in
seeing add-ons break new ground: using native device APIs, photo /
media / social sharing tools, and session- and file-saving