September 2, 2014

Firefox 29 beta allows to install web apps as native Android apps

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Mozilla Firefox is one of the famous and most used browsers in the world, and just like Google Chrome, Firefox is also available on Android as well. One of the best features Firefox offers is that you can install apps from Firefox Marketplace, and then when you run them, the app would open up in a browser window. But with Firefox 29 beta, things will be a little changed as Firefox Marketplace will allow you to install web apps as if they were native Android apps.

firefox-web-appsIf you want to download the apps, you have to download the Mozilla Firefox for Android from the Play Store. After that, fire up the app, then Menu button>Tools>App>Firefox Marketplace. From there, you can install any app you want and then the browser will download any necessary data and then open up the Android installation menu. The app will show up on the home-screen, as well as in the app drawer.

However, if you uninstall Firefox, the apps will remain installed but they won’t work, instead it will open up Play Store listing for the Firefox web browser.

That’s probably one less reason to buy a smartphone with Mozilla OS, right? Because all the apps are already on Android. What do you think? Let us know in the comment box below.

Source: Mozilla