By the BlueVia team
The best part is that we were among them! Guillermo López from Mozilla Hispano and Andrés Martínez from BlueVia made a great job conquering 50 attendees. Our workshop took place on July 5th in the Sala Camon Madrid and we presented the Firefox OS project, also known internally as Boot2Gecko (B2G). The main idea is that “the web is the platform”, which means that, simply, using web technologies you would be able to do anything that can currently be done in a phone: calling, surfing the Internet, chatting with your friends, playing the latest games…etc.
To be successful in this area it is necessary to create a load of new stuff, mostly APIs that use physical material (hardware) that were previously not on the web. For example, vibration hardware, a making calls chip, the interaction with camera devices… It is a huge innovation environment and, the best of all, it is open for anybody to get around, give their point of view, their ideas and materialize it in one of the most interesting innovation projects for the web nowadays right now.