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From Carlos Santana <csantan...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: APK generated from FireFoxOS App?
Date Tue, 24 Jun 2014 19:58:04 GMT
Thanks Julio and Rodrigo for your responses it answered my questions.


On Tue, Jun 24, 2014 at 3:07 PM, Rodrigo Silveira <rsilveira@mozilla.com>
wrote:

> Hi,
>
> 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".
>
> [1] https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/WebAPI
> [2] https://hacks.mozilla.org/2014/06/firefox-os-apps-run-on-android/
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "julio cesar sanchez" <jcesarmobile@gmail.com>
> To: dev@cordova.apache.org
> 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
> phones.
> 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 <csantana23@gmail.com>:
> > I'm curious about this:
> >
> https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/Marketplace/Options/Open_web_apps_for_android
> >
> > 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
> > <csantana23@gmail.com>
>



-- 
Carlos Santana
<csantana23@gmail.com>

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