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FirefoxOS app Localization, the Javascript side of things

After playing around with adding several languages for my app’s HTML interface on the previous post I began researching how to use this setup to change strings on the JavaScript side depending on the settings language. After a look at

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Easy guide to Localize a FirefoxOS app’s html interface

Since Firefox OS was released in Spain and Latin America is targeted next I tough that translating the app I keep working on to Spanish was a natural decision. Since my HTML interface is pretty simple, my first impulse was

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Firefox OS: How to prevent music/video to stop playing when the app goes into the background

If you have worked before or are currently working in a music player for mobile you have probably encountered this issue before. Especial measures are usually needed to prevent the system from pausing playback when an App goes into the

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Detect if app is running on Firefox OS using JavaScript

While we live in an time of Responsive Web Design where a webApp is expected to adapt to any screen (and device) it is still useful to have some way of checking if you are running this or that platform

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Short Impressions on the Geeksphone Keon, the Firefox OS dev phone

There is always a sort of aura of importance on the first of anything. You could sort of feel this mixture of excitement and curiosity when the first Keons were handed on Madrid. Make no mistake. This is not the

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How to connect your Firefox OS phone to a Linux computer for app pushing

I was truly exited when Mozilla handed the first Geeksphone’s Firefox OS developer preview phones on the Madrid App Workshop last Saturday. They had showed us how, with the push a button, you could push apps from the 3.0 version

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