Mozilla is moving closer and closer to the launch of its own mobile operating system, the Firefox OS, which is based entirely on open, web technologies.
The company has already announced plans to make the new mobile platform available on devices starting with early 2013, and it is currently applying final touches to the software.
Thus, it is also focused on providing users with the possibility to enjoy applications on their future devices, so as to enhance the experience they receive from it.
For that, it has designed and built an application store for users to access and download software from, and screenshots of the portal are now available for your viewing pleasure.
The guys over at Engadget
managed to grab said screenshots and bring them to the web, along with some details on what users should expect to find in the Firefox Marketplace.
Apparently, the app portal has been designed a bit differently than the storefront that was showcased for the first time when the platform
was still called Boot to Gecko, and it is also different than the Mozilla Marketplace available for desktop users.
The Firefox Marketplace reportedly sports a minimalist design, and is focused on providing users with the possibility to find what they are looking for fast and easily.
There are plenty of individual categories for people to browse through, without highlighting various apps, as other portals do. However, only free apps can be seen displayed in the storefront for the time being.
One way or the other, it’s clear that Mozilla is making significant advancements into making the platform and the app store accompanying it ready for launch next year.
What remains to be seen is how large the catalog of software that Firefox OS
users will have at their disposal from the beginning will be, and how well these applications will be able to meet their needs.