Mozilla Opens Their HTML5-Based App Store to Developers

Later this year, the Mozilla Marketplace is set to open for consumers to download their favorite HTML5-based apps for use on any mobile browser, on any device. Since the apps on the marketplace will be made using open standards including HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, the apps will work on the iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, Android-powered devices, and virtually every other mobile browser on modern handsets. Mozilla, the developers behind the popular Firefox web browser, believes that developers will appreciate the ability to build apps without technical impedance…

The Mozilla Web Apps platform will feature:

  • The Mozilla Marketplace, the first operating system- and device-independent market for apps based on open Web technologies like HTML5, JavaScript and CSS.
  • New Mozilla-proposed APIs that advance the Web as a platform and will be submitted to the W3C for standardization.
  • A new identity system for the Web that puts users in control of their content, tying apps to the user and not the device or platform.

What effects, if any, do you think this Mozilla initiative will have on the App Store for iOS devices? Do you think that web apps on Mobile Safari will serve as a legitimate alternative to App Store apps?

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