Learn some Basic Gestures in Firefox OS

Whenever it comes to any smartphones, it is little bit mandatory to know some of the gestures. In Firefox OS when you start your device for the First time you can simple the simple gestures available in the Firefox OS. It is very easy and can learn quickly.
For the first time it will ask whether it can take us to the Gesture tour or you can also skip it.
Starting page of Firefox OS gesture
Starting page of Firefox OS gesture

To move between to different screens which has lot of interesting applications from Firefox Marketplace you simple have to tap you finger either from Left to Right or from Right to Left.

Moving Between Screens in Firefox OS
Moving Between Screens in Firefox OS

It is very easy to reposition any application in Firefox OS. Simple we have to hold the app Icon for a second. Then we can drag and position it as we need. To delete the app simple click on X mark.

Re positioning apps in Firefox OS
Re positioning apps in Firefox OS

 One of the interesting feature in Firefox OS is adaptive search. We discussed about this before you can learn from my previous post.

Adaptive search in Firefox OS
Adaptive search in Firefox OS
Adaptive search in Firefox OS
Notification Screen in Firefox OS

 Closing an application in Firefox OS is done by holding the middle button of a second. It will be showing some of the running apps. We can just tap the screen from bottom to top.

Closing running application in Firefox OS
Closing running application in Firefox OS

Thats it we have mastered some of the interesting gestures available in Firefox OS.

Thanks for learning gestures
Thanks for learning gestures
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Starting Firefox OS First Time in Cloud Fx

In my last post I have shared about Unboxing Cloud FX. Now I would like to share the basic setup of the device I did for the first time when I launched my phone.

Cloud FX showing Firefox OS logo
Cloud FX showing Firefox OS logo on Start up

 By default the language will be selected as English. We can change to our desired language available for that particular device. We can either choose Hindi or Tamil in India as of now.

Default language in Firefox OS is English
Default lang selection
Selecting Tamil as the default language
Selecting Tamil as the default language

 After we start the device for the first time, we are in position to select the correct time and correct date of the device you should note that it is available in Tamil so it is easy for any one with Tamil knowledge to use the device.

Selecting date in Firefox OS
Selecting date in Firefox OS
Selecting Time in Firefox OS
Selecting Time in Firefox OS

There are some string like AM and PM which should be localised. If you find anything like this please visit Bugzilla to tell your problem. Lot of volunteers will help you to solve this problem.

Unboxing Cloud FX

This is really a great day. One of the awesome affordable has reached my hands. It is awesome moment when you got a best smart phone in the market and that too with your own income not depending on parents or other elders. Today would like to give more insights about Intex Cloud Fx mobile which runs Firefox OS.
Cloud FX with Firefox OS Without opening
Cloud FX with Firefox OS Without opening

Features and Specs about Hardware device
Features and Specs about Hardware device

Inbuilt exciting application in Cloud FX Firefox OS
Inbuilt exciting application in Cloud FX Firefox OS
New Device after opening the box
New Device after opening the box
Accessories available with the device
Accessories available with the device

I have already discussed about some of the awesome features in Firefox OS in my previous posts.

I will be sharing some of the exciting features available in the device in upcoming posts.

Firefox App of the Month – September

Whenever we heard a word App our love towards mobile gets started to increase to very high level. Now Firefox has started again an online contest called App of the Month for Firefox Students Ambassador.

We have heard  a  lot of Firefox OS and currently it is one of the top trending Mobile OS in the world. Recently it has been released in India and has seen massive success.

Developing apps for Firefox OS is very simple, it is just with the help of HTML5, Javascript and CSS3. We can also develop apps with the help of the Mozilla Appmaker tool. It is always interesting to develop more apps. In upcoming post you can learn more about developing apps with the  help of API’s.

App of the month September - Education Apps for Firefox
Education Apps for Firefox

Each and every month Firefox Student Ambassador team is working on different theme which will be helping lot of students to think apps in different perspective. For the month of September it is Educational Games.

We all know Education is Key for Success, and we all know Gaming brings fun to all of us. Keeping this is mind students will have to develop some of the interesting apps which will be teaching others in Gamified Manner.

We have lot of game ideas

  • Coloring Alphabets and Number for kids.
  • Hangman
  • Find the missing letter
  • Matching the numbers and words
  • Label parts of objects  and so on..
We will be updating lot of app ideas in future. Stay tuned. We will update the result and reviews about the apps.

Mozilla Appmaker Collection

Mozilla Appmaker is a very simple tool for those who are not aware of coding but would like to develop HTML5 based mobile applications. It is a free and open source tool which lets you to drag and drop individual components for our application. We can also contribute to their codebase of the Appmaker. Their official repo is at Github. Check it

In simple Appmaker is browser based tool used for creating simple mobile applications for ourselves for free. You easily drag and drop lot of components which you need for developing your personal application, as of now you cannot expect to develop apps like Angry birds.

Know more about Appmaker

To Learn more about bricks (explanation)
To Learn more about bricks (demo)
  • Utility brick  
You can learn more about Mozilla Appmaker and it components. It is very easy tool to develop simple mobile applications.