Author Archives: Lawrence Mandel

About Lawrence Mandel

Firefox program manager

Come Test the Mobile Web! Tues Oct 23, 2012 – 12pm PT

To support our mobile Web compatibility evangelism efforts, we need to understand the top site issues. Come out tomorrow at 12pm PT to test the mobile Web and report issues. No experience necessary. We’ll help you get your test environment … Continue reading

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Mobile Web Compatibility Oct 19, 2012 – H.264, navigator.platform, Spade, Phony

Here’s what’s new in mobile Web compatibility this week. H.264 video playback Maire Reavy (media product manager) provided a list of video sites to test for video playback compatibility. Aaron Train has bucketed them as follows: H.264 video that’s working … Continue reading

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Mobile Web Compatibility Oct 12, 2012 – Issue Tracking, Brightcove H.264, Firefox OS UA Whitelist

Site testing and outreach Firefox mobile evangelism issues are currently tracked in the Firefox for Android -> Evangelism component in Bugzilla. However, there is another notable mobile Firefox platform: Firefox OS. In addition, there exists a Tech Evangelism product in … Continue reading

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Mobile Web Compatibility Oct 5, 2012 – MozCamp, User Agents, Microsoft.com, Google Images and Maps

For various reasons I did not blog about mobile Web compatibility updates in September. Here then, are some highlights of what’s new in mobile Web compatibility this past month. MozCamp Europe 2012, Warsaw Jason Smith and I presented Opening Up … Continue reading

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MozCamp EU 2012 in a word: Passion

After MozCamp EU 2012, I’m left with one word in my head: passion. This being my first MozCamp, I found it amazing to see focused passion spilling out wherever I turned. The Mozilla community is extremely passionate about Mozilla’s mission, … Continue reading

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User Agent Discussions

There are several discussions currently taking place about various facets of the user agent (UA) in Firefox, Firefox for Android, and B2G. In case you missed them, here are links to the current discussions: Adding hardware tokens to the UA … Continue reading

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MozCamp EU 2012: Firefox Desktop and Mobile

MozCamp EU 2012 is almost upon us. As your Firefox Desktop and Mobile track chairs, Paul Rouget and I have been working hard to put together a great program for you. I want to thank everyone who submitted a proposal. … Continue reading

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Mobile Web Compatibility Aug 31, 2012 – Firefox OS UA, testing article, smoke tests

Here’s what’s new in mobile Web compatibility this week. Firefox OS UA reverted The Firefox OS user-agent (UA) has been reverted to include the “Android” token. It is not yet clear whether this is a temporary or permanent change. The … Continue reading

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Mobile Web Compatibility Aug. 24, 2012 – H.264, site fixes, Spade

Due to various reasons (vacation, infant needing a visit to the hospital), I skipped posting last week’s mobile Web compatibility summary. Here, then, is what’s new in mobile Web compatibility the past two weeks. H.264/AAC/MP3 decoding support H.264/AAC/MP3 audio and … Continue reading

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My Submission for the Firefox OS Wallpaper Contest

The Firefox OS wallpaper contest recently closed. From the photoset on Flickr, I see that there were 2,557 submissions. Here’s my submission of Firefox Leaves.

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