Ahead of the official start of Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, Mozilla has announced partners for its Firefox OS platform for mobile devices. Numerous leading network operators announced their support for the operating system on Sunday. Mozilla also announced the partner line-up for its Firefox Marketplace, the app store included with the operating system.
Among the companies that have announced their support for Mozilla's Firefox Marketplace are AccuWeather, Airbnb, Box, Cut the Rope, Disney Mobile Games, EA, Facebook, Nokia's mapping service HERE, MTV Brasil, Pulse News, SoundCloud, SporTV, Terra, Time Out and Twitter. Disney, for example, is planning to offer its popular "Where's My Water?" game on the marketplace.
An email client as well as a music editor and an image editor were showcased at Mozilla's announcement to demonstrate the versatility of Firefox OS. Mozilla emphasises that anyone who has previously developed web applications can adapt their apps for Firefox OS devices with little effort and that they will gain access to smartphone capabilities such as the acceleration sensor and GPS data via Mozilla's programming interfaces in the process.