Mozilla Bringing Firefox to iOS

firefoxApple only allows companies to use its in-house code in the name of security, which had previously stopped Mozilla from bring Firefox to iOS since it wants to use its own web engine.

However, things may be changing soon.

VP Jonathan Nightingale has revealed that Mozilla wants to bring Firefox to iOS. He didn’t say how and when it would happen, but it’s most likely that the company will use Apple’s engine and layer a custom interface on top, like Google does with Chrome.

It’s not hard to see why Mozilla would make an about face, even after its trouble with Firefox Home. As with Chrome, the real allure is sync support with other platforms.

A port would put your Firefox bookmarks and passwords on your iOS gear, so you wouldn’t have to switch browsers just to stay in a familiar web environment. It wouldn’t necessarily tempt you away from Chrome or Safari, but it would at least let you switch browsers on a whim without losing a major feature.

Source: EnGadget


Ephraim Batambuze III

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