Mozilla Presentation

Thursday, December 11, 2008 by innovative_edge

So, I hinted last week about my Mozilla presentation. Basically, I talked about Mozilla's history, how they innovate, and where I think they may go next. I illustrated how Mozilla innovated by involving the class in helping me create add-ons for my space ship just like developers create add-ons to enhance the capabilities of the Firefox browser.

Check out the pictures!

To continue from my hints last week: Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) and Near Field Communication (NFC) technologies have been around for a while.

Visa uses both technologies in it's new Visa Wave technology that it is working to implement in it's cards. Nokia has created a phone called the 6121 Classic that is RFID and NFC capable, but both Visa and Nokia are going in the wrong direction. RFID and NFC are the right direction, but not with credit cards and personal information. People will not be quick to adopt carrying a cell phone loaded with bank and personal information.

However, people would be quick to adopt a phone that could interact with their environment and link them instantly to the best information about products and events around them.

This is where Mozilla comes in with Fennec. Fennec is Mozilla's prototype mobile browser that could one day be built with the purpose of ubiquitous computing using a RFID and NFC Capable phone.

If it were on an iPhone, it might look something like this:

You would wave you phone in front of a concert or event poster, the RFID tag on the poster would be a unique code or number that would identify with a server that could instantly feed your phone with information intended by the creator of the tag such as adding the event to your iCal, Tweeting to your friends about it, a map, or link to buy albums on the iTunes store.

If Mozilla can jump on an opportunity like this before Apple does by using building Fennec to intuitively incorporate these capabilities, they could be onto a whole new business model of royalties for each swipe and transfer of information from an RFID tag.

Think! The possibilities are endless!

For more information, any posts tagged "mozilla" or "mozconcept" will contain more process information on this presentation and idea.

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Natanael said...

Similiar things are being done - with the camera and "2D bar codes"!

I think you can find information about it online.

But integration in Fennec is a new -and awesome - idea!