Firefox OS and Drupal

ricardobeltranl's picture

Hi all,

A couple of days ago I had lunch with some guys from Mozilla Mexico and we were wondering how will the future of Firefox OS and Drupal will look like together. If I got it right FireFox OS does not have native apps, instead it will have resident app. In few words that means that FireFox OS will run out of the box HTML5 written apps. Please let me know your opinion about how would you think Drupal and FirefoxOS will play together, some thoughts on this topic could be:

1) How far is a Drupal responsive site to become a Firefox OS resident app.
2) How easy would be to have a point and click system to create FirefoxOS apps from Drupal sites
3) Being Drupal 8 a restful server, how does it help to bring both systems together?

Please let me know yout thoughts about the future of these great Open Source projects!
Ricardo

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Hello Ricardo Today I attend

-enzo-'s picture

Hello Ricardo

Today I attend a lecture organised by http://mozilla-costarica.org/blog/ about how to build Firefox OS App.

So I try provide my ideas, based in the lecture I receive today.

1) How far is a Drupal responsive site to become a Firefox OS resident app.

R:// We can't use Drupal, because the Firefox OS App are HTML 5/ CSS Client Side Application.

2) How easy would be to have a point and click system to create FirefoxOS apps from Drupal sites

R:// As I said before must be a Client Side Application, you can use any js framework i.e Backbone, AngularJS, etc.

3) Being Drupal 8 a restful server, how does it help to bring both systems together?

R:// Sure Drupal 8 will be an option. You can create Firefox OS App to work offline if you have all resources you need. But the common scenery will be an App with Internet interaction, so you need the basic CRUD operation using Ajax Call and Drupal 8 could be your backend. But you don't need wait until Drupal 8, Services is available since Drupal 6.

Remember I'm not an expert Firefox OS App developer.

enzo - Eduardo Garcia

Then what should be built ?

ricardobeltranl's picture

Thanks Enzo,

Then what should be built in order to fill the gap between Firefox OS and Drupal?
I am considering apps that could work online/offline o synching offline information when they detect connectivity.

R

Ricardo Beltrán
CEO, Indava

Nothing changes

develCuy's picture

On android you have Java, on iPhone you have Objective C and on Firefox OS you have HTML5 + Javascript + CSS3. Everything runs natively. Drupal is your cloud data store, where you store online data. And your phone is the user interface, where you store all/part of your data. If the phone is stolen/destroyed or you just buy a new one, you have to sync the data back from your online storage. If phone is off-line, is just the reverse, the phone sends updated data to the online storage, perhaps needing to merge some stuff (the hardest thing).

The question is, how does Firefox OS stores data in your phone? sqlite3?

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Trabajando en Dilygent y
Blogueando en http://develCuy.com

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