Mozilla has released a prototype of an open web-based app store, designed to work with all 'modern' desktop and mobile web browsers.
The company has revealed the documentation for the proposed system and a developer preview that will allow users to test the look and feel of the upcoming store.
Mozilla said that the open web app store will be supported by Firefox 3.6 and later, Firefox for mobile, Internet Explorer 8, Chrome 6, Safari 5, Opera 10 and WebKit mobile.
The open web app store will feature both paid and free apps, which can be used on all the supported web browsers when purchased and downloaded.
“The open Web is a great platform for rich applications. It would be even better if it had additional capabilities to ease discovery, acquisition, installation and use of apps, while also enabling monetisation for developers,” the company said.