Mozilla has launched the app store for developers as announced by the company on Wednesday. Mozilla will open its app store to developers at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) next week. The service will be available to consumers later this year.
According to Mozilla, the app store, the Mozilla Marketplace, will develop on “open Web technologies like HTML5 and Mozilla-proposed APIs”. Moreover, the Marketplace will include media, games, productivity apps, music and more. Although, Mozilla has a store already but it is to purchase different items compatible with Mozilla.
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The trial of Marketplace is online but it is not available to new testers. Moreover, how to submit an app to the Developer Preview can be seen here.
The Marketplace will be a part of the Mozilla Web Apps platform including undisclosed APIs. According to Mozilla, those standards will be submitted to the W3C for standardization. Mozilla also plans a “new identity system for the Web that puts users in control of their content, tying apps to the user and not the device or platform”.
“The Web is the largest platform in the world. We are enabling the Web to be the marketplace, giving developers the opportunity to play on the biggest playing field imaginable,” said Todd Simpson, Mozilla’s chief of innovation, in a statement. “By building the missing pieces, Mozilla is now unlocking the potential of the Web to be the platform for creating and consuming content everywhere.”