The Manila leg of Firefox OS App Days was held at the Boracay and Balesin Rooms of the Alphaland Southgate Tower, strategically located at the corner of EDSA and Pasong Tamo adjacent to the MRT Magallanes Station in the country’s financial district capital: Makati City.
The Firefox OS App Days was an opportunity to learn, hack and celebrate Firefox OS, Mozilla’s open source operating system for the mobile web. Technologists and developers presented tools and technology built to extend and support the Web platform. The browser-based Firefox OS Simulator was used to view and test mobile apps on the desktop.
Mr. William Reynolds (in the picture along with Robert "Bob" Reyes) from Mozilla Mountain View (California, USA) joined the celebration.
Firefox OS App Days are a chance to kick start creation of apps for the Firefox Marketplace, and represent a great opportunity to build new apps or optimize existing HTML5 apps for Firefox OS, as well as demo your projects to an audience of peers, tech leaders and innovators.
The day formally started with Community Manager Eusebio “Jun” Barrun, Jr.‘s talk about “Mozilla in the Philippines“. His slide deck can be viewed here.
It was then Mozilla Rep Bob Reyes' turn to be on stage for his “Firefox and the New Web Challenge.” His slide deck (HTML5) can be viewed online here.
Monique Almario, the country’s very first WebFWD Scout gave an overview of what the program offers to aspiring technopreneurs. Her slides are here.
Another Mozilla Rep, Kevin John Ventura, gave the attendees an overview of the Firefox Marketplace. His slides can be viewed online here.
William gave his presentation entitled “Apps are Boring; Games are Fun!” — originally created (and presented) by TofuMatt (get well soon, buddy). His slide deck can be viewed here.
Some more pictures below:
Everybody went home with a swag bag (with some stickers and a usb drive inside) and a “limited edition” Firefox OS App Days shirt courtesy of Mozilla.
*Credits to Mr. Bob Reyes