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From Rodrigo Silveira <>
Subject Re: APK generated from FireFoxOS App?
Date Tue, 24 Jun 2014 19:07:17 GMT

As Julio mentioned, the APK generated by mozilla have a dependency on firefox for android
being installed. When you submit an app to Firefox Marketplace, you have the option of enabling
installation on android and desktop as well. You can use webAPIs[1] on your app and firefox
will work as a web-native bridge with the web runtime. Check out this recent mozilla hacks
post on the subject[2]. If you're already using cordova APIs, there's no real advantage on
using this though, it's more for the other way around: You target FirefoxOS and you get android
support "for free".


----- Original Message -----
From: "julio cesar sanchez" <>
Sent: Monday, June 23, 2014 1:32:38 AM
Subject: Re: APK generated from FireFoxOS App?

Not sure if it's the same thing, but some time ago firefox beta for
android included the option to install firefox os apps on android
I tried it and the apps were installed as new apps from a server
generated .apk, but it was using the firefox app for opening the
firefox os apps or using something from there, because if you delete
the firefox app the firefox os apps stop working.

2014-06-21 4:16 GMT+02:00 Carlos Santana <>:
> I'm curious about this:
> Anyone knows more about how this works and compares to cordova android?
> Is generating a cordova android APK?
> Is using android web view or gecko web view?
> Is using some some sort of shim layer call "web runtime" for FirefoxOS API
> birding to Android?
> Anything here to leverage(i.e. Concepts, API separation, packaging on the
> the cloud, etc) for Cordova, maybe in the area of android plug-able web
> views?
> -- Carlos
> --
> Carlos Santana
> <>

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