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How do we bring the web to where people are?

So far, we (Mozilla) have brought our technology to the desktop and are in the process of bringing it to people who have smartphones (Linux, Windows Mobile and Symbian), but the one question we haven’t addressed is, “How do we bring the web to where people are?”. (And what do I mean by “where people are”?) We have more than 20% marketshare on the desktop and it is growing. The desktop also provides a bunch of alternative browsers. In the smartphone market we will soon make our entrance with Fennec, to compete with the browsers in that space: Mobile IE,…

Fennec (Mobile Firefox) for Symbian

Today we (Mozilla) are focusing our efforts in mobile on Linux and Windows Mobile devices. In Q3 2008 Symbian had 49.8% of the total smartphone sales (and 57% in Q2) according to Gartner compared to 11.1% for Windows Mobile and 7.2% for Linux. There are a few other platforms: iPhone, RIM and Android that have or are gaining market share, where we for technical or licensing reasons can’t be deployed. So in order for Mozilla to be relevant in the smartphone space we need to have a presence on the Symbian platform. We have worked with Symbian to understand and…

Mobile Goals

Goals It has been about a month since I started at Mozilla and worked on Mobile. We have now reached the point where we have specific goals for Mobile (they are also on the Mobile wiki). The overall goals for Mobile are: provide Mozilla’s standards-based open-source browser engine, optimized for mobile, that can be embedded by device manufacturers and others; a full-featured mobile browser including support for XUL-based add-ons, delivering on Firefox’s key principles of ease-of-use, security and accessibility; grow the Mozilla community in the mobile space; provide tools and documentation to help developers develop, debug and deploy web applications;…

Copenhagen Office

This week I received the keys to the Copenhagen office located in ITU (IT University of Copenhagen) on the 5th floor which is called 5te (which basically means “5th floor”). The office is rather small but it is in a very nice building with nice facilities (meeting rooms, cafeteria, ping pong table, foosball, ….) and lots of other companies, mainly startups. All we need now is some furniture and some people. I took a few pictures to give an impression of the office but as it was after noon, it had started to get dark (kidding), so the pictures aren’t…

Hej

My name is Christian Sejersen and as you might have guessed from the title “Hej” I am from Denmark. I started working at Mozilla in October where I am heading up the engineering efforts for mobile (I’ll blog more on that later, so stay tuned!) including setting up an R&D office in Copenhagen with primary focus on bringing Mozilla technology to mobile devices. To find out more about my background you can check my LinkedIn profile.