Leading telecommunications provider Globe Telecom gives its support to MozillaPH, a Mozilla-supported community initiative in the country which is set to conduct a roadshow on August 22 to promote HTML5 technologies and to showcase the upcoming Firefox OS, an open-source mobile operating system for mobile and tablet devices.
With the new Firefox OS, developers can easily create cross-browser applications for the web and portable devices such as smartphones and tablets using HTML5, a markup language for structuring and presenting web content. With HTML5, developers would be able to handle multimedia and graphical content on the web without having to resort to proprietary plug-ins and platform-specific application programming interfaces (APIs). This means more opportunities to create stimulating and interactive websites as well as better and more powerful applications.
“Globe Labs is always in a lookout for innovations in the mobile space in view of advancements in the delivery of mobile products and services. Thus, we continuously engage the IT community by offering various trainings and workshops and entering into partnerships with third-party developers and communities such as MozillaPH which hold similar activities,” said Anne Michelle Santos, Developer Relations Manager of Globe Labs.
She added: “In fact, we have been in partnership with MozillaPH on various project initiatives since 2009. This way, we are able to provide a venue for interested parties to develop their own apps and bring them to market.”
Globe Labs, which was launched by Globe in 2008, is an innovative community composed of dynamic and vibrant IT professionals, students and business managers, with primarily focus on mobile and future technologies which can be later on deployed to the market.
On the other hand, Robert Reyes, MozillaPH Regional Localization Leader said: “We are grateful to be working with Globe Labs in promoting openness, innovation and opportunity in the mobile space. We are very excited to do a roadshow for FirefoxOS to teach, support, and inspire as much people as we can so that they can develop something better suited to the Philippine market.”
The MozillaPH Roadshow will be held from 5pm-9pm at the Corporate Showroom, Valero Telepark, 111 Valero St. Makati City. Aside from highlighting Firefox OS and HTML5, the event will also include introduction to Mozilla products, advocacy and communities, Globe Labs overview, and Mozilla Reps and Student Reps Program. Globe Labs members can attend for free upon registration at http://bit.ly/GL-Event-Mozilla-081012. Limited seats available.