Weeks of Contribution – Documentation week

For past few days we had events in our MozillaTN (Mozilla Tamilnadu Community). We had Weeks Of Contribution program where we introduced. It is one of the first series of program and is more ambitious for our local contributors. We had a very big roadmap for next one year.

On July we had Documentation session by FSA-RAL Karthikeyan. Karthikeyan is one of the most active FSA, he has contributed very well and has helped to build community in his locality. He is one of the most inspiring guy around Tamilnadu who helps students.

You can watch the video here of his entire presentation here  

And the slide used by him

We have seen good participation and the list of participants are as follows

  1. Karthickeyan 
  2. Rigin Oommen
  3. Mohammed Adam
  4. Bharath Vijay
  5. Kavitha Rani
  6. Viswaprasath
  7. Vikneshwar
  8. Venkat Raman
  9. Sarathkumar
  10. Faheem K

One of the most important discussion which happened after this event is Pilot run for Documentation project.

Karthik was very supportive in framing this project structure and gave suggestion whenever needed. In long run this project will grow bigger and we can see lot of interesting students joining the project.

Karthik Says about his presentation here

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Making your HTML website to Firefox OS app

Recently we are see some of the post on how to develop a website using github pages. We saw  list of the followings in the perspective of github

In Firefox OS app development point of view we have really a large number of tutorials. Which is available in the page

Very recently I have share a tutorial about getting started to Firefox OS app development. It is recommended to to check about it. The session is very small and you can learn very quickly.

First you have to create a small file in the folder where you have your website. Name the file as “manifest.webapp”

In that file you have to give the following lines

{
“name”: “MozillaTN”,
“description”: “Mozilla Tamilnadu Website”,
“launch_path”: “/index.html”,
“icons”: {
“512”: “/icons/icon512x512.png”,
“256”: “/icons/icon256x256.png”,
“64”: “/icons/icon64x64.png”,
“128”: “/icons/icon128x128.png”
},
“developer”: {
“name”: “Mozilla Tamilnadu”,
“url”: “http://mozillatn.github.io/”
}
}

detailed info of each key

  • “name” is the application name. It should be less than 12 characters.
  • “description” is where we have to tell about the application. It is good practice to have 25+ words and 50-
  • “launch_path” we have to mention which is going to be our first page when the app is launched.
  • “icons”: this is the parent key which will have set of icons
    • “512”: is we have to give the location of the icon of size 512×512 px.
    • “128”: is we have to give the location of the icon of size 128X128 px.
  • “developer”: will be having most of the information about the developer
    • “name” : we have to give developer name
    • “url”: we can give the presonal website

Save the file in the same folder where all your website contents like index.html, css files and js files are there.

The next step is just open WebIDE

You  have to open the project. (Project -> Open packaged app)

You have to open the folder of your application. You can see it is valid. If it is invalid, then have to check any problem in manifest file.

Then you can zip all the contest and upload to the marketplace. Your app is done.

Online Firefox OS app development Introduction

For past few days we had events in our MozillaTN (Mozilla Tamilnadu Community). We had Weeks Of Contribution program where we introduced. It is one of the first series of program and is more ambitious for our local contributors. We had a very big roadmap for next one year.

Last week we had introduction to Add-ons development by Naresh kumar who have been contributing for very long time. To follow this, we had Firefox OS app development introduction alone.

The main agenda for this is as follows

  1. Introduction to Firefox 
  2. Introduction about WebIDE.
  3. Introduction to Marketplace

The slide which is used for the Presentation is as follows

http://www.slideshare.net/VISWAPRASATHKS/marketplace-45222467

The whole video about regarding the presentation.

Some of our participants

  1. Mohammed Adam
  2. Arvind Srinivas
  3. Karthickeyan
  4. Nandha
  5. Anuraag
  6. Venkat Raman
  7. Indhumathi  
  8. Jayesh KR

We have planned to learn more about Firefox OS API’s in upcoming weeks. The journey of learning more about Firefox OS will be great. You can expect lot of post about this in upcoming series.

For this week we have a short website development task for attendees.  Some of the works are listed below

more websites will be updated in future.

MLS Tamilnadu Wrapup

For the past month lot of contributors around Tamilnadu are travelling with Mozilla Stumbler in their Android device. We have came to the end of the event. We have announced the contest on Jun 2015 after seeing many communities have the contest in their region to bring more MLS contributors. It is also like a small contest to give some introduction for the first time contributors. Very soon we will be expecting pan India level MLS contest.

We have also built the decided leaderboard to see share how much each and everyone are scoring. Around 30 contributors all over India have participated in the contest.  And I have kindly informed top contributors like Rigin, Kumarasen and others in our country to mentor the upcoming new contributors, so it will be easier for new contributors to show their face as winners.

This is one of the first Geolocation Stumbling Event for contributors of Tamilnadu. All the training were given in online and blogposts. People were able to contribute well with this.

So the Final list of People who contributed (overall India)

List of Tamilnadu Contributors 

So many have thoughts on what’s next step. As mentioned before in our Tamilnadu Community Roadmap the top contributors will be helping us in our  future events and building the strong MLS community in India and in Tamilnadu.