Sunday, February 23, 2014

Firefox OS: More boost for developers - Heise Newsticker

With new development tools and devices, the Mozilla Foundation seeks to attract more developers for its mobile operating system.

 VIA Vixen
VIA has introduced a tablet for developers, the Vixen. Click to enlarge
at the Mobile World Congress, the Mozilla Foundation presented a set of tools and devices that the Entwicklug of apps for the mobile system easier, faster and cheaper should do. So Mozilla introduced the Firefox OS Flame before a new developer smartphone. His Spezifiikationen correspond to that of a typical middle-class device: MSM8210 Snapdragon dual-core Qualcomm processor clocked at 1.2 GHz, 4.5-inch display with 854 × 480 pixels resolution, camera with 5 megapixel resolution (Front Camera: 2 megapixels ), 8 GB of memory. A special feature of the Flame in the RAM. This can be set to between 1 GB and 256 MB of free developers. This allows the behavior of an app on various equipped smartphones simulate.

Firefox OS Flame
Flame: A new developer unit in the middle class
In the framework. the MWC has also announced that VIA has joined the recently announced Tablet Contribution Program and also a Tablet has hung for Mozilla. The 7-inch LCD screen has a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels. A clocked with 1.2 GHz dual-core processor ARM Cortex A9 is an aged Mali-400 GPU to the side. The tablet has 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of memory. The camera provides a resolution of 2 megapixels, the front camera 0.3 megapixel.

Even prior to the MWC Mozilla announced that it is possible to develop apps with Apache Cordoba and thus also with Adobe PhoneGap. The App Manager, a tool that is embedded on the desktop in the Mozilla Firefox browser, is to make the developer’s work in programming, debugging and testing much easier. (jo)

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