Mozilla Announces Marketplace for Open Web Apps

Edward Henning | The H Open | February 23, 2012

The Mozilla Foundation is planning its own app store where developers will be able to market their HTML5 web apps. Mozilla thinks that other marketplaces are too restrictive, which, it believes, has the effect of limiting the freedom of users and developers and of inhibiting innovation.

The new marketplace will be launched at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, taking place from 27 February to 1 March. The marketplace will provide a location for developers to market device-independent apps developed using open source web technologies, such as HTML5, JavaScript and CSS. The marketplace will not open to consumers until "later this year", but according to the Mozilla blog, it will open for developer submissions from the time of the announcement in Barcelona.