Hello Firefox OS Enthusiasts. As you may know, there is no official WhatsApp application available for Mozilla’s Firefox OS, but there are only apps compatible with the WhatsApp network, like Loqui IM.
ConnectA2 is a IM application, that supports both the ConnectA2 network and the WhatsApp network. Having all the main WhatsApp functions, like sending free text messages, sending and receiving photo, video and audio files, getting the user notified about new messages via the notifications.
It can be downloaded from the Firefox Marketplace for free. Unfortunately, it is still an alpha version, but it behaves quite well. For more information, see the above video.
For those who don’t know yet, Firefox OS is a new Linux based mobile operating system, built by using the new HTML5 technology by the Mozilla developers. For now, it is used as default on smartphones with modest hardware specs, developed by LG, ZTE, Alcatel and Geeksphone. The next Firefox OS based phone will be Huawei Ascend Y300II, which has better hardware specs than all the existing smartphones using Mozilla’s OS. It has been also ported experimentally on the Google Nexus 7 tablet, but there are some apps that don’t work yet.
Also, there are rumors that Tizen and Firefox OS will unify, in order to have more chances to become important Android and iOS competitors.