Mozilla hi_IN Meet & Fennec Launch Party @ C-DAC Pune

!!…Greeting Human…!!

An another day came to work together for our Native Language, that is Hindi. So, we got together at C-DAC (Centre for Development of Advance Computing) HQ Pune. We started with awesome hope, lets see how this event went, you will get to know at the end of this post. Good Luck.

Agenda was too strong which we can’t be covered just within two days, but we covered almost because we were having an awesome team of hi_IN localizers. Thank you so much everyone who had been a part of this awesome event.

I reached to the beautiful city (Pune) one day before of event. It was pleasure journey with IndiGo and awesome accommodation @ Season’s Apartment Hotel.

Day-1: How awesome we were.?

After the having breakfast we reached to the C-DAC, here goes an awesome building. So here discussion and welcome session began. Also we started with one by one introductions because there was many new faces to the hi_IN community with full of energy.

1622378_558155444284620_3928801059168993842_oAfter that, we divided people in two groups one was startup who has contributed to the Mozilla Hindi but they required specific localization training to work for long term, a big thanks to our trainer Mr. Chandan Kumar and Mr. Ashish Namdev,  these guys are awesome and has depth knowledge about localization, its tools and its importance.

So till first half in the first group, these things went,
[1]. Introduction to Mozilla Products Translation-tools, linguistic resources etc.
[2]. Glossary, Terminology, Style Guide

10629368_558155357617962_7804604655141046492_oAt the lunch newbies said, it was an awesome experience with Mr. Chandan Kumar and Mr. Ashish Namdev and learnt lot of new things about localizations, after the lunch newbies started working on translation. They have done lot of work in first day.

10519693_558157390951092_2291018990915257416_oAnd in second group, we were working on the localization and Review of FUEL Mobile and which has been been totally localized in first day, and also we were working on QA and localization sprint. There were in second group, Rajesh Ji (hi_IN team lead), Karunakar Ji, Shahid Ji, Chandarkant Ji, Sangeeta Ji, Vishakha Ji, Umesh, Ankit, Suraj and Me (Meghraj Suthar). So this was our first day with lot of awesomeness and work.

Day 2: Work, Work and Only Work..!!!

Back to the work! with the lot of energy and the power in hand of typing. So again second day went as same as first day, but there was only work for both groups. First was working on translation of Web parts, Firefox35 (Aurora). We were working on the,

The review of Firefox OS’s site was the our first target and we have completed it and reviewed but also mozilla.org and webmaker.org has been completed, because Firefox OS launched in India and it gonna hit the mobile market.

Here goes our work which is done in this meet: http://mozilla.locamotion.org/hi_IN/

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Last but not the least, Thank you so much, Chandarkant Ji and Whole staff of C-DAC Pune, It was an awesome venue, and also everything was great. Hope we will meet soon in future.

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Have a Great Day/Night [Take whatever you feel good 😉 ]

Firefox OS: The Future of Open Web & Mobile OS

The Power Of Open Web : Gonna Hit Mobile OS

Firefox OS is the new mobile operating system developed by Mozilla, based on Linux and Firefox’s powerful Gecko rendering engine. It is being developed by Mozilla, the non-profit organization best known for the Firefox web browser.

It is built upon open web standards like HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript. Mozilla has developed Web APIs so that HTML5 apps can communicate with the device’s hardware, which was only possible for native apps until now, e.g. Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Camera, etc.

Mozilla’s mission with Firefox OS is to make the web accessible to everyone. You may not be aware but in developing countries the web is most commonly available on smartphones rather than desktop computers.

“We’re out to make a difference, not a profit.”

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The first devices in India run on relatively low-end hardware, which is surprisingly affordable. The hardware platform of for this review is the Intex Cloud Fx which goes for as little as Rs. 1999/-, Second Device which is available in Indian market is Spice Fire One (Mi-FX1), it priced Rs. 2299/- Only, and third one is “Alcatel Onetouch Fire C” priced Rs. 1990/- Only.

For Web developers, the most important part to understand is that the entire user interface is a web app capable of displaying and launching other Web apps. Any modifications you make to the user interface and any applications you create to run on Firefox OS are web apps created using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, albeit with enhanced access to the mobile device’s hardware and services.

Generally HTML language uses for web pages and needed internet connectivity to open the web pages and also Firefox OS totally built in HTML5, but there is no constant internet connectivity required to use the Firefox OS Mobile. Firefox OS has top most apps like: ConnectA2 (Whatsapp Compatible App), Facebook, Twitter, Line and many HTML5 games.

Firefox OS has three main components which describes about the Architecture of Firefox OS. These are:

[1]. Gaia:
The user interface of the Firefox OS platform. Anything drawn to the screen once Firefox OS is started up is a product of the Gaia layer. Gaia implements the lock screen, home screen, and all the standard applications you expect on a modern smartphone. Gaia is implemented entirely using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

[2]. Gecko:
This is the Firefox OS application runtime; that is, the layer that provides all of the support for the trifecta of open standards: HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. It makes sure those APIs work well on every operating system Gecko supports. This means that Gecko includes, among other things, a networking stack, graphics stack, layout engine, a JavaScript virtual machine, and porting layers.

[3]. Gonk:
Gonk is the lower level operating system of the Firefox OS platform, consisting of a Linux kernel based on the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) and userspace hardware abstraction layer (HAL). Gonk is basically an extremely simple Linux distribution.

For all those who are techie or non-techie persons, Mozilla provides few contribution ways to contribute with Firefox OS as well as with other projects. Some of them are: Coding, Testing, HTML5 Apps, Localization, Documentations etc.

Contribute to Mozilla: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/contribute/

Have a Open Day/Night [Whatever You Feel Good]…!!!

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