Mozilla Opened HTML 5 App Marketplace for Aurora Android
Mozilla, the open source company responsible for the most popular open source web browser, the Firefox have opened the HTML 5 App Marketplace for Aurora Android version of Firefox.
The long wait is now over as Firefox apps have been launched although it is only available for Aurora Android version, the release is currently on its beta stage.
The HTML 5 apps are essential to the use of browser as a replacement for the operating system. In theory each browser should be identical in that they all support HTML 5. It is also adding standard API's that allow you to work with the device internals.
The App Marketplace is currently showcasing applications such as Geolocation, Orientation and Camera and they were expecting to add more such as Web Telephony, Vibration API, WebSMS, Screen Orientation, Settings, Power Management and many more.
Although some of the above-mentioned apps were not all using W3C standards, meaning the web apps might not run on other browser other than Firefox but you will need custom versions to run under Chrome. Chrome only supports Geolocation, Camera and Geolocation API as of this time.
Mozilla has been working hard on its Firefox Marketplace and when it is complete it will serve Firefox on the desktop, mobile and Firefox OS. The news is positive for Android users as they can visit the Firefox marketplace and download some apps to try out for free.
For more information about the HTML 5 App Marketplace for Firefox, just visit the official site of Mozilla Marketplace.