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Firefox OS

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Grespon, Feb 26, 2013.

  1. Grespon

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  2. Starsman Games

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    It's my understanding you cant do "native" code for Firefox OS, it's all based around HTML5 local apps. That alone kills any chance for Unity support.
     
  3. khanstruct

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    If you had asked me last year, I'd be all over it. However, the buggy crap that Firefox has been putting out lately has recently forced me into Chrome.
     
  4. Grespon

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    What about a kind of Web Player ?
     
  5. MarigoldFleur

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    Something tells me Firefox OS isn't going to do much in the market and will capture an even smaller marketshare than Windows Phone 8 and Blackberry 10.
     
  6. Starsman Games

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    The web player IS native code. Also: I have not read anything about this Firefox OS offering any ability to create plugins, even if they are just HTML5 themselves.

    It seems so far "apps" are written in HTML5
     
  7. Grespon

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    that sucks...
    And what about some kind of conversion to WebGL ? Anyway it would be really slower, I guess..
     
  8. zeh

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    With no direct support from major manufacturers (e.g. someone shipping millions of phones with it), FireFox OS is not going anywhere. It will be one of those alternative OSs that one can install on their phone after unlocking, nothing more.

    It's a nice experiment. But not a platform worth pursuing in any way for game developers.
     
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2013
  9. SevenBits

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    Canonical's Ubuntu for phones seems more plausible at this time in my opinion.
     
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