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Thursday, October 9 • 15:00 - 15:45
FirefoxOS App Development

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FirefoxOS App Development FirefoxOS is a bustling and exciting new mobile ecosystem built on open web standards utilizing the web as the platform. This provides a unique opportunity for web developers to use their existing skill sets, FirefoxOS Apps in the end are web apps with extra capabilities, to reach one of the largest, and ever growing, user ecosystems that exists. In this talk we will take a tour through this new ecosystem, what tools, frameworks and opportunities exists for developers and walk, or should I say fly, through an example workflow in developing a FirefoxOS application. Topics Covered: What is FirefoxOS and Why Is It Important ** The different layers of FirefoxOS ** The Marketplace ** The device ecosystem (Now and Future) The Developer Ecosystem ** The Framework Ecosystem ** Developer tools **** Firefox Nightly **** DevTools and App Manager **** Remote on device Debugging App Development Wrokflow During this phase of the talk we will take a quick run through of a common workflow using Mozilla's Recroom. During this whirlwind tour we will attempt to build a simple to-do app, package it and run it on an actual device. Open Q&A

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Schalk Neethling

Senior Front-End Engineer, Mozilla
I am a Web Developer and evangelist at Mozilla with a passion for Standards, Accessibility, Usability and OpenSource. I love writing, tinkering, speaking and teaching about these topics in order to create an accessible, open web for all.

Thursday October 9, 2014 15:00 - 15:45 SAST
Room 6: Hacker room Sci Bono

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