Tracking: Adding a book reader core app on FxOS

RESOLVED WONTFIX

Status

RESOLVED WONTFIX
5 years ago
6 months ago

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(Reporter: skamat, Unassigned)

Tracking

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

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(Reporter)

Description

5 years ago
We would like to encourage drm-free ebook reading on our platforms, and currently the quality of free format e-book readers on marketplace needs a major push. The idea here to explore option of developing an ebook reader app as a core app. Right now the only way to get epub files on the device is to side-load them over bt/usb from a more capable machine.
Current 3rd-party app is https://marketplace.firefox.com/app/epubreader

Bug 848371 is the tracking bug for browser downloads, which would solve the side-loading issue for web-based storefronts.
FWIW, I think it makes the most sense to introduce new Necko facilities to make use of Gecko's built-in functionality instead of having to implement an XHTML renderer in JS on top of a browser engine:
https://groups.google.com/d/msg/mozilla.dev.webapi/ktT24MDEkBY/kCq16QAvn8MJ

Comment 3

6 months ago
Firefox OS is not being worked on
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 6 months ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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