One of the problems encountered when coming up with a new operating system is populating the ecosystem with apps. And Mozilla’s upcoming operating system – Firefox OS might not have to deal with such problems. According to TechRadar, who spoke with the Product and Innovation Director at Telefonica – 75% of all apps in Google Play and the Apple App Store are written in HTML 5, which will make it really easy to port over to Firefox OS (since it is a web-based HTML 5 platform).
If this is true, it means that app developers won’t have to spend much time or effort bringing over their well-known apps to a brand new operating system. Assuming that developers are interested in porting their apps in the first place, it means that Firefox OS might not be devoid of apps once it launches. Let’s wait until 2013 to see how things turn out.