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Firefox OS to host developers' conference in India

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Firefox OS to host developers' conference in India
One of our loyal readers has just dropped off some interesting news in our in-box pertaining to Firefox OS. Set to take place in Goa India, Firefox will be hosting an international level developers' conference that will try to get code jockeys together to write apps for the platform. Apps like Whatsapp and Angry Birds are both expected to make an appearance, and developers will come together to try to fill the shelves on the Firefox OS Marketplace.

According to our tipster, there will be a number of Firefox OS powered phones to try the apps out on, including some from local manufacturers that are in the midst of being developed. We reported earlier this month about an Indian company called Lava that is working on a $50 smartphone with Firefox OS installed.

Alas, we don't have any information about the date or time that this event will take place, but once we do find out, we will pass it along to you. Once again, this proves that while the way to a man's heart is through his stomach, the way to entice a smartphone buyer to select a platform is through the app marketplace that it offers.

Thanks Anonymous Tipster!

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posted on 01 Jul 2013, 00:50 1

1. eisenbricher (Posts: 973; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)

I'll be buying the Lava's FF smartphone. It costs nothing, and I don't mind to give FFos a try. Sadly not many independant software developers are there in India, which itself is one of the largest IT hub.

posted on 01 Jul 2013, 01:08

2. leaderpvp (Posts: 17; Member since: 26 May 2013)

OMG!!! I would never switch to FF smart if so... I am developer myself and i have seen a bunch of Indian code... thanks, won't even try it ^____^
There is now even job "Indian code fixer" - LOL. check linkedin ;-))

posted on 01 Jul 2013, 01:28 3

3. eisenbricher (Posts: 973; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)

I'm an Indian Software Developer myself and I know what you mean. Indian software companies run on the basic principle of low cost model. They can spend less on quality improvement programs.

Also because of service/support mentaility of our companies the project lengths are mostly quite short. IT people are asked to work in new fieds, without knowing anything and upon completion they are thrown to some other platform/field. Clients throw work they are unable to complete on us and expect early deadlines. I see both sides' fault here.

Don't underestimate the skill of Indian programmer to learn new things quicker and complete it. He just faces too many obstacles to write a 'Complete' code.

posted on 01 Jul 2013, 09:10

6. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)

You sound to be someone who looks to derive pleasure from ridiculing. Developer? You develop what? Real developers wouldn't have enough spare time to be loitering around here and making stupid comment like above.

posted on 01 Jul 2013, 02:09 2

4. Adithya7184 (Posts: 319; Member since: 05 Mar 2011)

why in Goa....why not in Bangalore??? coz its one of the largest IT city in India....

posted on 01 Jul 2013, 03:29 1

5. anirudhshirsat97 (Posts: 408; Member since: 24 May 2011)

Why in Goa? Seriously. I live here and this evet would have been better placed at Bangalore. I'm an Electronics Engineer but my friend who is a comp engg is going. He wasn't expecting much though.

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