FirefoxOSAppDays In Nairobi
There were a series of over 28 global events promoted by Mozilla tagged, “FirefoxOSAppDays” organized specifically to tell people and developers about FirefoxOS, Mozilla’s new mobile operating system. To tell them how it works, how to access it, how to develop apps for it and to publish them on the Firefox Market Place.
The best part is that all the web apps developed for FirefoxOS can run across most of the other phone platforms like iOS and Android. You just go to the Firefox Marketplace and download your apps, this reduces the previous developer and leading platform restrictions.
The FirefoxOSAppDays event organized by Mozilla Kenya Community hosted on Saturday, 26th January, 2013 in Nairobi was really awesome. Mozilla Uganda Community was represented by two members; Lawrence Kisuuki and JB Ochieng who left Uganda for Kenya on Thursday, 24th January, 2013 so as to help out with the preparations and get familiar with the tools they would need to help out the 150 developers that attended the event on the FirefoxOSAppDays D-Day.
It was a really fun and great event with hackathons, app demos, great dinner, Moz-beer and a trip to Nairobi National Park.
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Lawk is a mozillian, director at Innovware and consults part time for Every1Mobile.
He loves open source, the open web, writing, reading and developing literacy tools that can teach the youth around the world especially in East Africa.