Every week, we will publish a digest of the 5 main events that happened last week around Firefox OS and especially Firefox OS Africa. Enjoy! And if you want to add an interesting article or link in the next #FirefoxOSFive , tweet us (@FirefoxOSAfica) or email us!
Firefox Student Ambassadors create a new contest for April
Ever heard about the Firefox Student Ambassadors? The global pack of do-gooders and dedicated defenders of the Web, committed to leading campaigns and projects at their colleges and in their communities, have just released their classic monthly challenge.
This April’s App contest theme is Transportation. The idea is simple:
“Getting around a city can be hard. Help people out by developing an app that shows the bus, train, or even bike routes in your city. Make transportation easy!”
Develop an app, submit, and you might just win a “Firefox Swag Pack”. Some good help if you’re crawling the night in Tunis, lost in a desert or just visiting family in more remote areas. Details here.
Firefox OS is now in MTN and South Africa stores
MTN has become “the first operator in Africa to release a Firefox OS-based smartphone. The device launched by the telecom operator is the Alcatel OneTouch Fire E smartphone, which will run the latest version of the Firefox operating system“.
— Remco (@remcokaptein) April 9, 2015
There are a few new, cool games in the Marketplace and they’re all about Ninjas, hiyyaaahh!
Check them out here.
New Marketplace Apps created by Mozilla
Mozillians are also working on innovative and value-driven applications. Check out this week’s latest Mozillian apps in the Marketplace.
Mozilla Firefox hits 100 million Android downloads from Google Play Store
Last week, our big browser has reached this amazing score! A major achievement, which sounds very good for Firefox OS too as “Mozilla does not have the advantage of having Firefox pre-loaded on Android devices; users have to actively seek it out. This milestone proves that people still look for and download Firefox, and that is worth celebrating”.
Read more on ITProPortal.
That’s it for now. Keep it real.