Today's Internet is wildly skewed in favor of rich, English-speaking companies and users. Only five percent of the world's population speaks English as a first language, but 55 percent of webpages are in English. The countries without Internet access are exclusively the poorer ones—the "developing world." That means our Internet device is going to need to be as cheap as possible so that people can actually afford it, and the cheapest Internet-enabled device we can make is the smartphone.
We are adding native support for VR devices to early experimental builds of Firefox, so that Web developers can start experimenting with adding VR interactivity to their websites and content. This is only the first of many steps that well be taking over the coming weeks and months.
Let's have a look at some recently landed Web APIs for Firefox
So, without further ado (as there's been too much "to do" about it) let's take a look at what we presently have (landed or about to land) regarding our latest (Firefox) Web APIs.
You'll need the latest xul fennec builds to run these. Technically, these also run on the latest birch nightly, but that one is presently undergoing a major facelift due to rendering and related issues.
Mozilla has promised to put out several new versions of Firefox this year, I guess they are taking a little bit more of a Google Chrome path, to release quickly, and innovate. They have some really great stuff in their Mozilla Labs, which I have blogged about before.
Here is a quick one about connecting Firefox Sync with your mobile phone or other computers: