Last Chance to Take the Mobile Add-on Challenge

This post is by Caitlin Looney from the Firefox Mobile team.

Our Mobile Add-on Challenge ends this Monday, April 12, which means this is your last weekend to develop a killer mobile add-on for your chance to get cool Mozilla Mobile swag and a new Nokia N900!

Add-on developers are challenged to develop a compatible Firefox mobile add-on that shows innovation and considers the mobile context (small screen size, touch screen, out and about, etc.) At the end of the Challenge, our panel of judges (consisting of members from the Mobile and Add-ons teams) will select ten winners who will receive a new  in addition to other great mobile merchandise!

The last challenge resulted in many fantastic add-ons. Check out our previous winners’ award-winning add-ons that have been recognized by press around the globe. Despite these awesome innovations, there is much more room to help enhance the look, feel and functionality of Firefox on mobile devices. Here are some themes the Mozilla Mobile team finds especially interesting:

  • Using device APIs: js-ctypes (Fennec 1.0) might be used to hook into the device (addressbook or camera) and add functionality to a Web app by making a pagemod (jetpack- or greasemonkey-like add-on)
    Check out these helpful resources around js-cytypes:
    ctypes on Mobile Developer Center
    blog post using GStreamer js-ctypes
  • Photo, media, social and sharing tools: Create a social aggregator for quickly viewing streams from Twitter, Facebook, etc; Create a tool for sharing images, links and text
  • Saving files and Session Restore: Save as PDF, Save Image, Remember last open tabs, etc.

So what are you waiting for? Develop an add-on for Firefox for a chance to win a new phone, and most importantly, see your innovation used by people around the world on multiple platforms and devices!  See the complete contest details and rules here.

Many thanks to Forum Nokia, Nokia’s Developer portal for supporting this challenge!