Boilerplate App kickstarts Firefox OS development
Mozilla developer Robert Nyman has created a tool to get developers started writing their first application for Firefox OS or porting an existing web application to the platform. The tool is called the Firefox OS Boilerplate App and it provides a number of basic features many applications have in common, while using minimal dependencies.
The Boilerplate App include examples of Firefox OS Web Activities such as taking a photo, adding a contact to the address book, sending a text message, and dialling a phone number. It also includes options to install the app locally for offline use and to package it as a ZIP compressed archive. The code for the Firefox OS Boilerplate App is available from GitHub, which also hosts a live demonstration that users can try out for themselves using a Firefox OS device or the Firefox OS simulator browser plugin.