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Support for Firefox OS apps

asked 2013-12-25 12:27:07 +0200

Slavov Welsinksi gravatar image

updated 2013-12-25 12:36:50 +0200

fk_lx gravatar image

Has it been investigated by Jolla and is it viable?

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answered 2013-12-25 12:36:02 +0200

fk_lx gravatar image

They are already investigating it (look at HTML5 section): https://sailfishos.org/about-technology.html

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cool, thanx for sharing.

Miki ( 2013-12-25 15:01:55 +0200 )edit

Hey guys, please keep the question open until the issue really has been solved, please. It's not enough that it's promised on some marketing material. That's how I've understood the policy here.

AnaT ( 2014-02-06 17:43:53 +0200 )edit

Any update about?

deedend ( 2014-07-24 16:29:09 +0200 )edit

Any update on this?

AnaT ( 2014-12-14 20:35:52 +0200 )edit

answered 2014-11-23 11:47:50 +0200

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If you install the Android Firefox, Firefox OS apps work out of the box: You can install them and they show up as apps on the home screeen.

I did not test any that require advanced APIs, though, and supporting Firefox OS apps via android is a bit of an detour. But it works.

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I would rather have full native Fireox and Firefox addon support.

mariner ( 2014-11-23 14:43:50 +0200 )edit

Thats really a bad excuse my words suggestion . Running android apps itself is one over head then gecko rendering is done for firefox apps . And the suggestion is bad because gecko is the rendering engine for sailfish browser. I have posted some wishlist / needed steps for sailfish browser which also links to this page. https://together.jolla.com/question/53594/please-port-firefox-to-sailfishos-to-replace-current-browser/#65555

pavi ( 2014-11-23 20:59:06 +0200 )edit

That's not the point. Many Sailfish users purge all closed Android stuff from the system and prefer native applications.

shmerl ( 2014-11-23 21:28:04 +0200 )edit
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