facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Mozilla enters Web app store arena

June 13, 2012 at 8:13 PM   |   Comments

REDMOND, Wash., June 13 (UPI) -- Mozilla says it is entering the app universe, opening its own Web Marketplace to compete with Apple's App Store and Google Play.

The Mozilla Marketplace is intended to give users a one-stop shop for Web-based apps and games directly through it Firefox browser, TG Daily reported Wednesday.

Fully compatible with Windows, Mac and Linux, the Mozilla Marketplace seems intent on providing users the same point-and-click convenience as its Apple or Google competitors, analysts said.

One difference is that the Mozilla Marketplace actually presents its apps as desktop applications, with each app treated as a regular computer program that can be launched from the Windows Start Menu or given its own desktop icon.

This ties the Mozilla Marketplace closely to a user's operating system, making if more than just an extension of a user's browser, TG Daily said.

© 2012 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Android phones to join iPhone in saying no to the police Android phones to join iPhone in saying no to the police
2
NASA launches project to get citizens involved in Mars exploration NASA launches project to get citizens involved in Mars exploration
3
Perth's first iPhone buyer immediately drops brand new phone on live TV Perth's first iPhone buyer immediately drops brand new phone on live TV
4
Dogs are the favorite food of leopards in rural India Dogs are the favorite food of leopards in rural India
5
U.S. official warns of the multi-billion dollar cost of climate change U.S. official warns of the multi-billion dollar cost of climate change
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback