Mozilla Proposes Standard for Open Web Apps

If we have an organization that actually think the future of the web is the Mozilla Foundation. In addition to developing one of the most used by the geek community browsers, the guys Mozilla spend time and money trying to fix some problems that we have or we may have in the future. The web apps distribution, for example… currently is a mess, but on Tuesday they came up with a proposal that can change everything.

The idea of Mozilla is very simple: past time to have an ecosystem (that’s how they call it) that allows a better distribution of applications that are designed to be rotated on the web. The web apps, so as Remember The Milk or Google Calendar. To improve this situation, they believe that it is necessary to establish a pattern of species in time to create and deliver these products, they decided to call the Open Web Apps (any resemblance to Office Web Apps is purely coincidental, I believe). But how will it work?

First of all, it would be necessary that the major browsers to adopt the idea. Okay, the Firefox is already guaranteed. But Mozilla expects Internet Explorer, Chrome, Safari and Opera also embark on this journey. Once this is confirmed, developers would then add specific metatags within your web apps, with an identification of who the author is and how they work. More or less as already happens in the App Store of Apple.

With the support of the browsers and developers, it would be a leap to offer a global standard time to provide authentication within web apps and also to offer paid apps. The browser could count on its own App Store, where the user adds new applications that decided to use. If paid, the option to pay for the application – and then have access to this application – would be displayed by the browser itself.

Some parameters are already drafted for the Open Web Apps work. For example, they would be based on HTML, CSS and JavaScritpt to ensure that work in all browsers. The installation it would be possible from a Dashboard in the browser, as you in the screenshot above. Not least, Mozilla argues that developers can sell apps directly to your customers without relying on an intermediary (Steve Jobs sends kisses).

Does the idea going forward? To demonstrate the operation of the Open Web Apps, Mozilla put in the air a special page with the main features that the future standard would allow. But it is good to note: the same organization swear feet together you do not want to make a web apps store.