Developing for Firefox for Mobile

Mozilla has finally released its first mobile version of the Firefox browser. It’s available for the Nokia N900 device, supported on Nokia’s Maemo 5 platform, but will be available for other devices as the year progresses.

Firefox for mobile is the first mobile web browser that supports add-ons. Naturally, that means its time for developers to get busy developing cool stuff for it. Mozilla’s developer center has a mobile site set up with documentation and various resources needed for developing add-ons.

From the site, you can access the mobile project wiki, the architecture overview, extension basics, code snippets, best practices, information on creating an Options UI, and tips for creating a robust UI.

Downloads are also available for Firefox for Maemo, Forefox for Windows Mobile, and an emulator. There are links where you can sign up for the mailing list, or access Mozilla forums as a newsgroup, Google Group, or web feed.

By Chris Crum

Chris Crum is a staff writer and content coordinator for iEntry.

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