New platform: Firefox OS
Firefox OS (formerly boot-to-Gecko) is a soon-to-be-released platform for low-end smartphones for emerging markets. It combines a stripped-down Android base (called Gonk) with Gecko (the Firefox render engine) and Gaia, a client layer written entirely in HTML5. The Mozilla Foundation is making some apps available for the commercial release, including HERE Maps, created by Nokia, but HERE is not a very good mapping solution, it lacks turn-by-turn navigation and the interface is overall a mess. Waze could really benefit from being the first turn-by-turn navigation solution to come to a platform and, in its turn, Firefox OS really needs a killer app like turn-by-turn navigation if it intends to thrive. The programming part should be relatively easy, since it only involves standards-compliant HTML.
So, these are my two cents. What do you think?
Absolutely yes. FFOS could promote Waze.
That would be the only base requirement missing to Firefox OS. But building such an app would not only profit to FFOS, but also to any platform !
It wouldn't be easy, but there is a lot of potential.
Well, that would be awesome.
I'd really love Waze for Firefox OS