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Learning Firefox OS Application Development

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by Tanay Pant
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Learning Firefox OS Application Development by Tanay Pant

About This Book

  • Create beautiful and interactive Firefox OS applications by applying your knowledge of web development
  • Cater your applications to a huge number of users by porting them to the Firefox OS
  • A step-by-step learning workflow with real-life applications to demonstrate the concepts

Who This Book Is For

This is a practical guide that uses hands-on examples to teach you how to create applications for Firefox OS, and also how to port these applications to the Firefox Marketplace. An understanding of HTML5, JavaScript, and CSS is required.

What You Will Learn

  • Install, access, and use the Firefox OS simulator with the help of WebIDE
  • Get to know about application manifest files and the essential differences between web applications and Firefox OS applications
  • Create an application that measures the tapping speed of the user
  • Create an application that allows a user to check in at a place with geolocation tagging
  • Access device-specific features with WebAPIs and implement these by building a photo editing and sharing application
  • Submit your own applications to the Firefox Marketplace and share them with others
  • Professionally maintain the code of your application with the help of GitHub, and deploy your hosted applications to OpenShift

In Detail

This book will help you excel in the art of developing applications for Firefox OS.

Starting with an introduction to Firefox OS, how to use the WebIDE, and then looking at the application structure, this book introduces applications of increasing complexity with each chapter. An application that measures your tapping speed, a geolocation tagging application, and a photo editing and sharing application are the three applications that will be built from scratch. You will learn about topics such as the difference between various types of Firefox OS applications, application manifest files, offline apps, and design principles for applications. You will also learn to test and submit applications to the Firefox Marketplace.

By the end, you will be able to develop beautifully designed, fully-fledged, and rigorously tested Firefox OS applications and also share them with the Firefox Marketplace.

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Ebook Details
Pages: 166
Size: 3.4 MB
Publisher: Packt Publishing
Date published:   2015
ISBN: 9781783989416 (DRM-EPUB)

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Nonfiction > Computers > Programming Languages > HTML
Nonfiction > Computers > Internet > Application Development
Nonfiction > Computers > Programming > Quality Assurance & Testing

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