Mozilla looks to woo developers with ‘phones for apps’ scheme

Mozilla looks to woo developers with ‘phones for apps’ schemeChances are you - yes you, with your fancy smartphone - aren’t hugely interested in Firefox OS, it being aimed at emerging markets ‘n’ all.

However, we were vaguely interested to hear about the crew’s Phones for Apps for Firefox OS scheme. Essentially, Mozilla is offering free phones in exchange for developer talents.

If you can convince Mozilla that you have a great idea for an app – and of course the ability to make it a reality, they’ll throw you a Firefox OS Developer Preview device. The scheme closes at the end of May, or when stock of the developer phone runs out - whichever comes first.

Of course, as I was saying, Firefox OS is aimed at emerging markets, so don’t expect a 5in 1080p display, quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM and 13MP rear camera.

Instead, the Geeksphone Keon (pictured) offers a 3.5in display, 1GHz Snapdragon S1 processor, 512MB of RAM, and 3MP rear camera. That’s at least a step up from the 256MB of RAM on the ZTE Open and Alcatel One Touch Fire.

For what it’s worth, the Geeksphone Peak sounds a tad more impressive, with a dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor, 8MP rear camera, 2MP front shooter, 4GB ROM and 512MB of RAM.

Firefox OS is set to debut in five countries next month.

via: Mozilla

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krogothnx  May. 10, 2013 at 23:31

I applied. I'm a web developer so HTML5 apps are a doddle for me, could have some fun with this...

JanSt / MOD  May. 11, 2013 at 09:37

Good Luck. :)

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