Mozilla Firefox ‘Home’ app for iPhone

June 29th, 2010 by Derek Anderson Leave a reply »

We all know how friendly Apple is to developers that try to add functionality to the iPhone that directly conflicts with Apple proprietary bits.

A mobile Firefox (Fennec) would directly compete with Safari on the iPhone.

So Mozilla has created ‘Firefox Home’. This app will sync your Firefox bookmarks to your iPhone/iPod and allow you to access them through ‘Home’. The app also includes ‘Awesome Bar’ capability, making it far easier to locate the webpage you want.

This is not a browser!

The app is called Firefox Home, and it gives iPhone users instant access to their Firefox browsing history, bookmarks and the set of tabs from their most recent browser session. What’s more, it provides Firefox “Awesome Bar” capability that enables people to get to their favorite web sites with minimal typing. Firefox Home provides an amazing “get up and go” experience. It’s encrypted end-to-end. It’s your home on the Web, wherever you are. And, of course, it’s free. Firefox Home for iPhone is part of a broader Mozilla effort to provide a more personal Web experience with more user control. For devices or platforms where we’re unable to provide the “full” Firefox browser (either technically or due to policy), we aim to provide users with “on the go” instant access to their personal Firefox history, bookmarks and open tabs on their iPhones, giving them another reason to keep loving Firefox on their desktops.

thanks gigaom

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