Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Mozila launched ‘Webmaker’ Android App in Bangla


Mozilla Webmaker Android App

August 17, 2015 Mozilla launched a new Android app version of Webmaker that focused on participants from three main markets – Bangladesh, India, and Kenya. The new app currently only support Android devices and available in four languages: Bengali, Brazilian Portuguese, English and Indonesian.

The announcement comes as a follow up on the initial Mozilla Webmaker that launched over three years ago, with the goal of hand-tailoring an intuitive and organic web-creating space that would help people "learn and play using the open building blocks of the web."

You can download the  free, open source app from Google Play at mzl.la/webmaker.

Current app is updated version of it beta version. Improved performance and a more optimal user experience, shared projects can now be viewed on any platform (mobile or desktop), and users with poor connectivity will experience better performance while offline. Also, content discovery is now location-based — you can see what others in your community are creating and remixing.

Mozilla Webmaker transforms Web users into Web makers. You can build original content like scrapbooks, photo galleries, memes, comic strips and more. Mozilla built Webmaker to empower first-time smartphone users and mobile-first Web users as active participants on the Web. Too often, individuals around the world experience a “read-only” mobile Web, passively consuming content and unable to actively contribute. But when consumers become creators, they’re introduced to social and economic opportunity. And when everyone can contribute equally, the Web becomes a better place.

Webmaker was designed to give these users a way to create their own presence online. Webmaker also could set the stage for bringing more local content on the Web.

Testing Bangla Webmaker

Bangladesh Mozilla Community has made significant contribution to planning and making the Webmaker. Bangladeshi volunteers have worked with Mozilla Webmaker Team for several months to make sure the app User-Friendly, better performance and a more optimal user experience.

In the coming months, the Mozilla will promote Webmaker in Bangladesh as part of a nationwide campaign to Web literacy. Alongside Access-to-Information (program) of Prime Minister's Office, Mozilla will work in Bangladesh aiming to increase the digital efficiency.

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