WhatsApp for Firefox OS is now available to download

WhatsApp for Firefox OS is now available for download from the Marketplace, the wait is finally over, so all users (according to their version of FxOS) can enjoy the most used and downloaded instant messaging application in the world.

Although it seems incredible, WhatsApp and Mozilla have their offices in Mountain View, so a long wait seemed almost an eternity, however, not everything is rosy, since WhatsApp will be available only for those devices that update to Firefox OS 2.5 , version that will be announced tomorrow officially.

Until now, we do not know if the previous versions of Firefox OS , with which most of the devices on the market work, will be able to count on WhatsApp .

It is no secret that this could mark a before and after in terms of the popularity of Mozilla’s mobile operating system, since with the arrival of WhatsApp many users will be able to choose Firefox OS sooner rather than later. in lack one of the applications that must be present if or if, in a smartphone. As for the version, we will find the counterpart with Android, so the features should be the same.

You can access the Marketplace and download WhatsApp for Firefox OS if you have v2.5

Outlook for Firefox OS is now available in the Marketplace!

The Outlook application is already available for Firefox OS, although with some limitations compared to other operating systems, however, it is important to note that companies like Microsoft are already looking to offer some of their services.

When I tested it I realized that you can only view your email messages (exact, limitations …), you can not send emails or attach images or files, because apparently, the application is still in development, but of course, This may vary depending on the device and the Firefox OS version that you own.

Hopefully, with time, they will improve it and we can access all the features that this excellent email client offers us on our devices with Firefox OS.

Flashlight – Flashlight for Firefox OS

One of the most useful applications in a smart device is definitely that of a flashlight, especially for countries or cities where there are often power outages frequently, or simply for when this happens.

With Flashlight – Flashlight for Firefox OS you can have your own flashlight at hand to not stay in the dark in that uncomfortable moment when the light goes out, simply access the application (which by the way does not require an internet connection) and turn on your flashlight to illuminate the areas you want.

PicsArt for Firefox OS now available!

PicsArt for Firefox OS can now be downloaded in the Marketplace, this is one of the best applications to edit photographs and make collages, without a doubt, with options such as adding different texts, colors and styles, as well as special effects, stickers and much more, Its developers have strived to turn it into a kind of social network and we can honestly say that it is not bad.

PicsArt will offer you the possibility of becoming an artist, since it has great capabilities as a photo editor, so do not miss this excellent application for your Firefox OS device and start to give your photos a different style.

OpenWapp, another alternative to WhatsApp for Firefox OS

OpenWapp has come to the Marketplace to offer you another alternative to WhatsApp in your Firefox OS, it is an open source project where anyone can contribute in relation to its development.

The features of OpenWapp for Firefox OS are the following:

No hidden costs:  Once your friends and you download the application, you can use it to chat as much as you want.
Multimedia:  Send video, images, music and your location to your contacts.
Group Chat: Chat with your contacts in group conversations. Add or remove participants to the group, change the subject or add an image.
Staff: Put a profile picture that will be shown to all your contacts.

According to its developer, the most recent version has been tested on devices with Firefox OS 1.1 and Firefox OS 1.3, so that development teams could find some errors.

OpenWapp joins the list of existing WhatsApp alternatives for Firefox OS, including Connecta2 or Loqui IM .


Mozilla Location Service, a growing geolocation service

At the end of last year, Mozilla announced its location service as a pilot project to provide geolocation searches based on information from WiFi hotspots and communication tower cells.

These searches can be used for example where the  GPS is not available or is not accurate enough. The map shows 27 million measurement points through 10 x 10-meter reticular cells and Mozilla is working hard with the Mapbox team as far as the project is concerned.

For the growth of the maps and the locations, we have the option of downloading  Mozstumbler for Android, an application that we will have to execute for those places we go, scanning the WiFi networks and the cells of the communication towers, all this to build the map, which is focused on a totally free database (in comparison with the Google and Apple maps, which are proprietary).

The Mozstumbler application can be found in F-Droid  or GitHub .

Do you want Instagram for Firefox OS? Come and put your signature

I recommend you read this, especially if you want  Instagram for Firefox OS, well, who would not want to enjoy one of the most growing social networks in recent times ?, in this post we will simply try to show Facebook (yes, the owners and masters of Instagram ) that we are many we want to be able to use their application on our devices with Mozilla’s mobile operating system.

Why Instagram for Firefox OS?

Instagram is a social network of photography that was initially exclusive to Apple, after a while it appeared on Google Play and a little later in the Windows Phone appstore. Later it was absorbed and/or bought by Facebook and so far it can be said that they have done an excellent job with it, filling it with excellent features such as uploading and viewing videos, InstaDirect (Private Messages) and changing its interface completely, with a new version developed in HTML5 that by the way I love it.

We know that it is not easy, but we also know that nothing is impossible, so the best thing is that we are the first to ask for it, let’s launch a message and see how this results. (Possibly in the future we will also do it with WhatsApp ).

If this post gets more than 100 likes, more than 100 +1 on Google+, more than 100 Retweets and more than 100 comments  in which they will have to explain why they want Instagram for Firefox OS (sign with the best comment you can), then we will begin to mention it in the official social networks of Facebook and Instagram, will it be worth it ?, you decide with your support :).

In summary, this is what we will do:

Step 1: Give importance to the post with the interactions in social networks.

Step 2: If the post shows that there are a lot of people interested (evaluating the results in step 1), we will proceed to send the request to Facebook and Instagram via social networks.

Step 3: To wait for the results.

You know, if you want to order Instagram for Firefox OS, this is where we will open the first door to make your request.

Pinterest is now available for Firefox OS

For no one is it a secret that when an operating system begins its journey through the world it has to suffer some setbacks, such as the lack of applications, the lack of knowledge on the part of consumers of its existence, among other things.

Pinterest, another of the “super” social networks that comes to Firefox OS

The truth is that in the case of Firefox OS, we already have applications to manage very popular social networks such as Facebook and  Twitter , but today researching the Marketplace we have realized that another of the most talked about is already available, we are talking about Pinterest, the famous social network where we create albums, share and publish photographs, “pineamos” and enjoy all its other features.

Pinterest comes to Firefox OS as another of the social networks that cannot miss anyone, and is that we particularly like one of those that we like, because we can recreate images of everything we are a fan of in just a couple clicks, create my albums and enjoy the albums of others, plus we love its interface and originality compared to other social networks.

Each of you can give the appropriate use according to your tastes, but for us in particular is one of those social networks that cannot be absent in any way or way, and proof of this is that our blog has a Pinterest account for a while now.

If you have any doubt about our love for Pinterest, all you have to do is download it in the Marketplace and follow us in our account ;).

Firefox OS 1.4 and 1.5 simulators already available

It seems that some Chinese developers have already had the opportunity to try Firefox OS 2.0, an operating system that is not known much but today we bring some images where we can see details related to its new interface. Apparently, Mozilla has decided to adapt a little to its strongest competitors to make changes, so it is possible that we find similarities with both Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS 7.

It is worth noting that, although the images look credible, the lack of information as to how they were obtained brings a certain degree of doubt as to their authenticity, so we should consider this with some skepticism. Currently, Firefox is in its version of OS 1.3 and most developers interested in the platform is already working with a preliminary version of version 1.4.

As its authors mention it:

In this way, you can easily test the application in each version (from 1.2 to 1.5) of the Firefox OS simulator, there are some key features that were missing in previous versions:

  • Start button.
  • Screen rotation
  • Possibility of connecting with DevTools.

This should help developers working on Firefox OS applications in a better and efficient way.

Best apps for Firefox OS in 2014

Firefox OS does not stop being news, the Mozilla opting system is already available in many countries and little by little we are getting information related to each of the companies that will work together to make their growth something definitely to be taken into account by part of its competitors … This year we will see new mobile phones, but in addition to this, we will also have smart TVs, tablets, minicomputers and other devices that will include it.

Despite its somewhat limited repertoire of applications, and with the imminent wait for WhatsApp and other important ones, in the Firefox Marketplace we are shown a list of popular ones that we would like to talk to you about today, these are undoubtedly the best free applications for Firefox OS that we can download and enjoy to date.

Best applications for Firefox OS

1.- ConnectA2: An excellent third-party application developed solely and exclusively to offer its users compatibility with WhatsApp, in MiFirefoxOS we have talked about it in this post.

2.- Loqui IM : In its beginnings, an application also of multi-platform messaging in which you can use the services of Google Hangouts, Facebook Chat, Nimbuzz, Nokia Ovi, Microsoft Lync or any other XMPP / Jabber provider in the world, its recent compatibility with WhatsApp has taken it to the top as one of the best applications for Firefox OS, ranking second among the most popular in the Marketplace, we talked a lot about it in the blog.

3.- Facebook : It should not be a secret for anyone that the largest and most important social network is among the most downloaded applications of Mozilla’s mobile operating system, with it you can see what your friends are doing, share updates, videos, post and view comments, in addition to using the famous chat.

4.- Twitter : This is another of the social networks that set the standard in the present, with a vertiginous growth in recent years has managed to sneak between the downloads required for Firefox OS, it has the basic options such as see your timeline, the mode connects to see mentions, discover and others.

5.- SoundCloud: An application that offers you the possibility to discover and share the music and audio that you love, you can choose between genres and get suggestions to find the best music alternatives that suit your needs, in addition to joining your great community.

And you, do you have any preferred application in your Firefox OS that you think should be in this Top 5?