Google beware Mozilla Labs is coming to get you? Well. Google really hurt Mozilla’s user base when it launched an open web app store for the Chrome users what that did is that is directed a lot of Mozilla users into the Chrome bandwagon because of the presence of Apps. But now Mozilla is all set to fight back the company is coming up with something of their own, something really sensational something called the open web apps on Mozill App Store.
Mozilla labs has even launched a sample store called the App monkey which has demonstrations as to exactly how this whole open web apps concept is going to work. The App monkey app store has three demonstration app to show how the free, paid and existing web applications can fit into the the whole new scenario. Here is what we could learn as to how to download the apps from the demonstration app store. The procedure is pretty straight forward something that Mozilla are pretty good at that is keeping things straight forward. It is pretty much a one click thing.
For the paid apps which in the demonstration store is a Task tracker:
1. You click on the app icon which takes you to a page containing the description of the app and has a buy button.
2. Once you click on the buy button you are navigated to the Sign in page where you need to choose the payment option (here it Gmail, Yahoo mail etc. but in the actual store it will be PayPal and other similar options) where you can sign in to make your payments.
3. Next the apps tore demands for some of your account information and you are notified about the same on your Google account page you need to allow the labs to have your information.
4. The next page asks for your confirmation whether only you are accessing your account and nobody else you need to click the buy button on this screen.
5. You are further notified whether you trust the site which you really do otherwise you would not have been taking all this pain. On this page you click the install button.
6. Once this is done the installation starts (and finishes in a flash that is because no app is installed) once the installation is done you are notified on your browser window you can check your apps dashboard and find your installed application there.
A very similar procedure is followed for the other two types of apps as well, just that they do not have any payment options. In a post on the Mozilla blog, VP of products Jay Sullivan announced the availability of technical documentation for a proposed open Web App ecosystem, which is intended to work with any modern desktop or mobile Web browser. Such browsers include Firefox 3.6 and later, Firefox for mobile, Internet Explorer 8, Chrome 6, Safari 5, Opera 10 and WebKit mobile.
Lets hope that his claims caome true and I can have open web apps developed by Mozilla Labs on my chrome as well.