Mozilla opens app store for submissions

Way back in .net 210, we reported on the Mozilla Labs apps project. Pascal Finette, director of Mozilla Labs, told us the company’s aim was to create a platform that would “[allow] apps to be consumed on all modern browsers and all devices, without restrictions”. This, he argued, would reduce development costs, provide opportunities for developers and promote openness.

The company has now announced that Mozilla Marketplace is open for developers to submit web apps at Mobile World Congress, and consumers should get access later this year. As per the company’s plans we reported on over a year ago, by building on open web technologies, developers will be able to write a single app that works across modern devices and platforms. The company also stated that as part of its mission to keep the web open and put people in control of their web experience, users can buy apps once and use them on any HTML5-enabled device.

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