Submission of apps for Mozilla’s open-web plans starts

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Attention application developers, Mozilla is now accepting app submissions to strengthen its aim to building their own operating system for the open web.

Mozilla’s Boot to Gecko project, these apps the will be developed will enable a cross-device and multi operating system integration. In other words, apps will now depend on the user and not on the device or platform.

According to Joe Stagner, Mozilla’s senior program manager for development technologies and community in his blog post, “using HTML, CSS and JavaScript, a developer can build an app using responsive design, and that app can offer the same look and feel as a device-native app, without having to rewrite for every desired target platform. One code base-all popular devices!”

The benefit of this is that developers will be exposed to nearly half a billion prospective customers along with Mozilla’s work on identity integration and app payments, sync, backup and recovery. Mozilla is also trying to develop new ways for their clients to discover and get new apps.

Stagner adds, “Both consumers and developers can easily get what they want from the Marketplace experience, on the front side or on the back end.”