These tools are freely available and used every summer during Mozilla’s Maker Party festival. But with the growing number of smarpthone users – particularly in developing markets – the nonprofit needs similar resources for mobile.
Smartphone apps have exploded in popularity, so launching a tool that helps users create their own sounds obvious. But Mozilla’s ambition for an open Web – combined with the long-winded process of publishing native Android and iOS apps – makes its decision to focus on Web apps hardly surprising.
Mozilla hopes to launch the Webmaker app simultaneously on Android and Firefox OS early next year. Sliwinski said a rough iOS prototype does exist, but there’s no word on when it will be available to download.