How do I quickly search inside my Firefox OS phone?

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  • Revision id: 39016
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  • Creator: mluna
  • Comment: add back some of Swarnava's text and a note about how to bookmark an app to your homescreen
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  • Reviewed by: feer56
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Dynamic app search is a core feature of Firefox OS. You can search any data that is available to you, whether the content is located on the device or the Internet.

To help create a consistent search experience for users, Firefox OS provides a search framework for developers that that helps them implement search for their applications.

Searchbox provides you with an easy way to find content such as apps and contacts on your Firefox OS device.

Here's How:

  1. Tap the home button.
  2. Swipe to the left to open the search screen.
    search firefox os
  3. Search for something.
  4. To go to the result, tap it.
    search firefox os2
To install the app to your phone, tap and hold the app icon and select Add to Homescreen.

Firefox OS dynamic app search completely earases the lines between what is local to your device and what is on the web when you want to find apps on your phone. No more pawing through menus, just type a single word and the apps come to the top!