As 2012 comes to a close, what better way to celebrate than a FirefoxOS meetup?
Sure you could have gone to one of the numerous Christmas parties that are happening around London but we think learning about how to make the open web better is far more important than warm beer and a cold cocktail sausage!
So last Friday at Mozilla London we did exactly that by running a meetup on developing apps for FirefoxOS!
As you may know, the FirefoxOS meetup is all about making stuff, not talking or PowerPoint presentations! So we focused on keeping talks and demos short to maximize hacking time!
This month we had four people on hand to talk about FirefoxOS and help people with their apps:
Tom Curtis Kicked off the night by recapping the last meetup, FirefoxOS and finding out what technologies and platforms attendees supported.
Ben Francis who talked about FirefoxOS, the technologies and why its important to have an open platform dedicated to making the web a better place.
Belen Albeza talked to the group about the E-Reader app that she is making for FirefoxOS and shared her experiences and tips for making great apps for the platform.
Francisco Jordano who showed the group how to make an app for FirefoxOS in under 5 minutes!
We then broke into groups to work on apps, troubleshoot, ask questions, and hack something together for FirefoxOS. A number of developers managed to get their apps up and running in the FirefoxOS simulator in very quick time, which is a testament to how easy it is to build apps for the platform!
Sadly, all good things must come to an end and so at 9 pm Tom brought the meetup to a close, thanks to Zac Campbell and Mozilla for allowing us to use their awesome offices in London.