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Developer Walkthrough of the Firefox Marketplace

Developer Walkthrough of the Firefox Marketplace


Hi I’m Cvan. Today we will be submitting and listing an app on the Firefox Marketplace. The Developer Hub is a one-stop resource of documentation and videos, for designing, building and publishing your app on the Marketplace. I click the “Publish your app” button. If I am not already logged in, I am prompted to login using Persona. I enter my account credentials. I type very slowly. Once I am successfully logged in I will be redirected to the “Submit an App” page. My app works on both Firefox OS and Firefox for Android phones. I paste the URL of the manifest hosted on my server at which point we automatically validate the contents of your manifest. I can now continue onto the next step. Here I provide additional details about my app its support and contact information and screenshots and videos. I will now upload a screenshot of the mobile view of my app. And I’m done. I can click the “Manage my app” button and here I see all the information that I’d just previously entered. And in the future, any changes I make here will be reflected on its Public Detail page on the Marketplace. Now from my Firefox OS phone I’m going to launch the Marketplace. I click “Search.” I type the first few characters of my app. And I found it! Click. This is the public Details page. Here I see the reviews for my app. I see the “install” button, I see Ratings and I see screenshots. I “install”. The app is now installed onto the homescreen. And I can launch it from there. I’m not in Richmond. I’m in Mountain View. And it works! So I’m going to return to the Home screen and return to the Marketplace. From here on the top left corner I can click the “gear” icon and view my Settings. Here I can change my Account Info. I can view the apps that I’ve previously purchased and installed. By clicking on the Launch button, I can actually launch an application from within the Marketplace. And it still remembers I’m in Mountain View. Returning to the Marketplace, I’m going to browse some content. I’m going to click a category. Here we see the bare information for Search results. On Desktop we show screenshots by default, and in Mobile I can simply click a toggle and I can view all screenshots for all the apps. And that’s the Marketplace.

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