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Learning Firefox OS Application Development by Tanay Pant

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Chapter 3. Getting Your Hands Dirty – Firefox OS Apps

In this chapter, we will start with an introduction to Firefox OS applications. You will then learn the difference between packaged and hosted applications, and the security access levels of different Firefox OS applications. Next, you will learn how to develop application manifest files for apps. Finally, we will conclude the chapter by building a simple Firefox OS application called Clickr, which checks the tapping speed of the user. We will go through the following topics in brief:

  • Introduction to Firefox OS apps
  • Packaged and hosted applications
  • Security access levels (permissions)
  • Application manifest files
  • Building Clickr: A simple Firefox OS application
  • Installing and running Clickr

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