Learn About Building Firefox OS Mobile Apps This Saturday (January 26th) in Toronto!

by Joey deVilla on January 22, 2013

Firefox OS logoWhat, yet another mobile OS?

Well, yes, but this one’s Firefox OS, which means that you probably already know how to write apps for it. Firefox OS apps are mobile web apps, which mean they’ll run on all modern mobile and desktop devices, and they’re written with HTML, CSS and JavaScript. This Saturday, January 26th, the Toronto Mozilla office will host a Firefox OS App Day, where you can start creating mobile apps for the Firefox Marketplace and the upcoming Firefox OS phone. Friendly Mozillians will show you the tools and technologies to get started, as well as show Firefox OS apps in action.

All you’ll need to bring is your favourite development machine, whether it runs Linux, Mac OS or Windows, as well as your mobile device. They’ll provide everything else.

If you’re a keener and want to do some advance reading, these docs should prove useful:

Here’s the schedule:

Time What’s Happening
9:30 a.m. Registration, breakfast and set-up
10:30 a.m. Event start, with introduction by emcee
10:40 a.m. Creating Apps for Firefox OS (2 hour session)
12:40 p.m. Hacking and lunch! You’ve got 4 and a half hours to eat and work on your Firefox OS project.
5:00 p.m. Demo of “Dr. Gleaming”, a Firefox OS homework app
5:30 p.m. Demos! Here’s when participants show off the apps they build during the day. They’re hoping to have 8 demos, each about 5 minutes in length.
6:15 p.m. Awards and raffle
6:30 p.m. Closing messages
7:00 p.m. To the pub!
9:00 p.m. official end of the event, but still the party rages on into the night!

 

The Firefox OS App Day takes place this Saturday, January 26th from 9:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. (with the event proper starting at 10:30 a.m. and ending at 7:00 p.m.) at the Toronto Mozilla Office (366 Adelaide Street West, just east of Spadina). Registration is free, but spaces are limited, so if you’re interested, register now!

I’ve already registered, and I’ll see you there!

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