After beginning to take in applications for their HTML5 app store in the beginning of this February, Mozilla Marketplace can already offer its users more than 100 programs. The portal, though, is only available for people. who are using the Nightly version of Firefox 16. The applications themselves are able to run under both OS X and Windows (and, as it seems, even Linux) and the interesting part is they act more like stand-alone programs, rather than browser add-ons, like the ones in Chrome.
For instance, apps, which you have downloaded from the Mozilla Marketplace, will be located in the Windows Start menu, from which they’re going to be able to be launched just like any other program. So far the access to the beta tests is restricted, but if you have actively helped Mozilla in the past, you’ll be allowed to participate in them. If you’re not one of the lucky testers however, you would probably be happy to know, that the store is going to be officially released in just a couple of months. B. A.