Mozilla’s Web Application project has hit an important stage. Yesterday, Mozilla announced the first developer release, and put out some additional information and even a short video to supplement it.
As you may have gathered, this isn’t a release of the “look but don’t touch variety.” Mozilla wants developers who are interested to go ahead and start tinkering with stuff.
Ragavan Srinivasan, the PM for Sync, Services & Apps at Mozilla, explained in a corporate blog post, “This release contains stable APIs, developer utilities and documentation to help you get a jumpstart on building Web Apps and stores.”
Then Srinivasan continued, “Developers can use this release to publish their application to users, or to create a Web App store or directory. Users can review a gallery of user experience ideas and beta-quality versions of Firefox and Chrome add-ons that integrate the Web App experience more tightly with the browser.”
More information is available at the Web Applications landing page Mozilla’s established for anyone who wants it.
Srinivasan promised that additional updates are on the way, as well, and invited feedback on the stuff that’s currently on offer.