The Mozilla Mobile Blog

News, notes and ramblings from the Mozilla Mobile Project.

Posts from April, 2011

Share Your Spark to Win a Firefox 4 Launch Shirt!

The Spark has traveled to 145 countries and 6 continents, plus thousands of levels have been unlocked and tens of thousands of badges have been earned. Which badges have you earned?

To reward our top badge earners, we’ll be contacting those who have successfully shared Firefox for mobile 13 or more times and earned themselves the “The Baker’s Dozen” badge with a coveted Firefox 4 Launch T-Shirt. Reward recipients will be contacted by Friday, May 6, so there’s still time to earn that shirt!

Here’s what you need to do:

  • Share your unique URL via email, SMS and your social networks to earn more shares, unlock levels and get that badge
  • Share your unique QR code directly with others, phone-to-phone or be printing out your unique poster

Keep lighting up the globe and earning badges for more chances to win. Your support of Firefox for mobile is a huge steps towards the fulfillment of the Mozilla mission. Keep it up and let’s celebrate the journey of the open Web!

What’s New in Spark
We’ve made some recent updates to Spark that you’ll want to know about:

  • Want to share Spark with your friends even if they don’t have a mobile phone? Now you can sign up to play spark on your desktop. Get started!
  • During setup, you can more easily Boost Your Spark by sharing the city nearest to you and identify who sent you their Spark in order to earn some awesome badges
  • Check out the brief FAQ we’ve added in case you have any questions along your way


Newly Recommended Mobile Add-on: Foursquare

Start checking in and earning badges without even leaving the browser! We’re pleased to recommend foursquare’s mobile add-on for Firefox. With the Foursquare add-on, you can add places to your foursquare to-do list, or easily check-in from within your browser. foursquare helps you explore the world around you. Keep up with friends, get insider tips, and unlock discounts and rewards wherever you go.  All good stuff.

Speaking of checking in and earning badges, follow @foursquare, @mozmobile and @coolhaus while we take on the Big Apple Thursday, April 28-Sunday, May 2. The Firefox Gone Mobile Ice Cream Truck will be in secret and surprise locations around NYC from 12-4pm each day. Come by, check-in and earn an awesome badge and sweet treats!

Phony Featured in Rock Your Firefox

Seeing content designed for the desktop when browsing on your mobile? Seeing slimmed down mobile sites when you want to interact with the full site on your mobile or tablet? Firefox for mobile’s restartless add-on, Phony, lets you easily choose exactly how you want to view websites, regardless of the device you’re using. Read the complete Rock Your Firefox post here.

Whether, you’re on a tablet, desktop, iPhone or Android you can use Phony to select the user agent of your choice. Phony gives you the best of all mobile worlds, and you can update your user agent on the fly.

Get Phony on Firefox for mobile by selecting the Add-ons manager and selecting it from the list of recommended add-ons. Just install the add-on (and you don’t even need to restart), go to your Preferences and select ‘User Agent’ to change your settings to masquerade around as the device of your choice. Enjoy!