updated 04:25 pm EST, Wed February 22, 2012
Mozilla Marketplace to use HTML5, custom API apps
Mozilla revealed on Wednesday that it will begin accepting web app submissions at MWC next week. The web apps will be based on HTML5 and some Mozilla-proposed APIs, and work in both the company's Firefox browser as well as platforms that support HTML5. Mozilla promises to give developers easy development, direct user feedback, and allow for flexible billing
The organization is also touting a "write once, deploy everywhere" nature that will reduce costs of the initial creation, maintenance, and various versions of each app.
The Mozilla Marketplace will go live for end users later this year and offer games, media, music, productivity apps, and more. Depending on exactly when it launches, it will be about a year behind Google's Chrome Web Store.