Mozilla Marketplace Opening Up Web App Developer Hub
"The Web is the largest platform in the world. We are enabling the Web to be the marketplace, giving developers the opportunity to play on the biggest playing field imaginable," said Todd Simpson, Mozilla's Chief of Innovation. "By building the missing pieces, Mozilla is now unlocking the potential of the Web to be the platform for creating and consuming content everywhere."
The Mozilla Web Apps platform gives content owners, operators and service providers an unprecedented direct connection to their customers and limitless possibilities for consumer interaction and customized experiences, while also enjoying open and flexible billing options. What's more, the "write once, deploy everywhere" nature of the platform will massively reduce the cost of creating, versioning and maintaining applications, enabling a truly open, standards-based Web that advances opportunity and innovation for all.
Web apps have largely been overshadowed by pure apps built specifically for platforms, but it's easy to see that web apps are more flexible; so long as you have a browser, you're in. We'll be eager to see who jumps out to applaud this new effort at MWC, and hopefully we'll have some example apps online soon.