AngularJS and HTML5 date input value - how to get Firefox to show a readable date value in a date input?

The <input> elements of type date allows user to enter date, using a text box or using date picker. With the ng-model directive, bins the values of AngularJS application data to HTML input controls. Firefox does not currently support type="date". It will convert all the values to string. Since

you want date to be a real Date object and not a string, so we create another variable, and then link the two variables as done in the below given code

<input type = "date" ng-model = "realdate" />
function MainCtrl($scope, dateFilter) {
   $ = new Date();
   $scope.$watch('date', function (date){
      $scope.dateString = dateFilter(date, 'yyyy-MM-dd');
   $scope.$watch('realdate', function (realdate){
      $ = new Date(realdate);