Mozilla Web Apps usable under Ubuntu's Firefox
Months ago, Mozilla announced the imminence of a new Mozilla webapp marketplace where are to probably land thousands and thousands of web applications installable under Firefox, that are to probably offer practically "unlimited" functionalities to Firefox's users in terms of regular web utilities, games, editing software, etc.
There were, weeks ago, various rumors that the Mozilla Marketplace (when it will finally be launched as a stable software platform) is to skip Linux (and thus Ubuntu), adopting an initial approach of delivering webapps only for the proprietary world (Windows and Mac).
Just now, a fix has been released, fix that adds Linux as a compatible platform for Mozilla web apps, meaning, the users will be able to install web apps under Firefox (Linux flavor).
The "crucial" fix is to land in Firefox probably in the near future, nevertheless the hard, critical part has been resolved, being now in just an implementation stage (and probably various minor fixes).
Furthermore, the exciting part of the widening of Firefox's view is the actual existence of a Firefox version (try build, used mainly for a specific purpose, like for instance testing the usability of webapps) that is capable to install and access installed web apps under Ubuntu.
When launched, the web app behaves, looks and acts as a separate application, independent of Firefox, meaning it has its own menu, Unity launcher icon, etc.
To install an web app, download the try build and navigate to https://apps.mozillalabs.com/appdir/ , finally, launch the newly installed webapp via the Dash by typing its name (like for instance, barfight) in the search area.
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