More than three years ago, Mozilla launched an ambitious web-based program dubbed ‘Webmaker’. The company wanted to allow anyone and everyone to contribute into making content for the Web using this project.
The tool is initially available in fIVE languages (Bengali, Brazilian Portuguese, English and Indonesian) and Mozilla says that more are to follow soon. According to the firm, Webmaker is Mozilla’s way of addressing the lack of local content in mobile-first markets. The service was apparently designed after a lot of research around the world.
Mozilla says that Webmaker has been made for anyone and everyone. With a simple design and a wide variety of content the app can work with, it surely appears that the web giant is true to its word. The blog post reads:
Webmaker’s hallmark is simplicity: there’s no know-how required, no steep learning curve, and no complex toolbars. Users can create a range of content in minutes — from scrapbooks and art portfolios to games and memes. The intuitive design lets users iterate on the Web’s basic building blocks: text, images and links. With these three fundamentals, our community has already built wonderful creations: how-to manuals, photo albums, digital sketchbooks and wardrobes, exercise handbooks and more. Users are also free to remix and tinker with each other’s Webmaker projects in order to start slowly and steadily expand their creative potential.
While the full version released today isn’t much different from the beta which was released earlier in June, there are a few subtle changes including better performance, a more optimal user experience and the ability for users to view shared content over any platform (mobile or desktop).
Also, users with poor connectivity will experience better performance while offline and content discovery is now location-based, which makes it easier to discover the local content created or edited by users of your community.
There has also been talk about an iOS version of this service, a prototype is already out, if you’re interested. But we don’t know, as of yet, when the official release will be under the way.