Firefox OS Simulator 3.0 now available
The latest version of the Firefox OS simulator adds device rotation, geolocation emulation and the ability to push apps to Firefox OS devices
Mozilla Launches Firefox OS 3.0 Simulator
An anonymous reader writes "Mozilla on Thursday announced the release of Firefox OS Simulator 3.0, polishing all the features in the preview release as well as making a few more improvements. You can download version 3.0 now for Windows, Mac, and Linux from Mozilla Add-Ons. The following features included in the simulator are now functionally stable, according to Mozilla: Push to Device Rotation simulationBasic geolocation API simulationManifest validationStability fixes for installation and updates to appsNewer versions of the Firefox rendering engine and Gaia (the UI for Firefox OS)."
Thai Mobile Shopping App ShopSpot Adds Brands, Gets $628,000
Shopspot, a startup out of Thailand with a mobile shopping app, has won $628,000 (S$779,000) after switching its shopper matchmaking app to a more traditional shopping interface. Its earlier app focused on connecting individuals keen to sell their wares. The app would pair sellers and their goods with buyers based on geolocation. Released today, the new version bills itself as a “mobile shopping platform”, which adds goods from merchants and brands. Global audiences will have to wait. For now, the service is available just in Thailand, while the company works out any teething problems. It plans a Southeast Asia roll-out after this, The new round of funding comes from Jungle Ventures and SingTel Innov8. The funding from Jungle Ventures is backed by the Singapore government’s National Research Foundation (NRF) under its Technology Incubation Scheme (TIS), which means the NRF comes out with 85 percent of the sum, with Jungle Ventures pledging 15 percent. Last year in April, the startup ...