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  • Mozilla Rolling Out "Firefox Home" for the iPhone



    Our developer friends behind Mozilla's Firefox have their sights set on the iPhone platform, as evidence by the brand spankin' new Firefox Home app, which is now in development. The application is exciting no shortage of iPhone and Mozilla Firefox fans because it will essentially enable users to readily access their personal desktop Firefox data.

    Although Mozilla has previously rolled out a Firefox web browser for Mac OS X running on more than one Apple system, this application takes the mobile Firefox experience one step further by providing iPhone users with everything from browsing history to the tabs used during their last browser session.

    In a nutshell, the app is made possible by Mozilla Sync, which synchronizes data between two desktop browsers with the Sync add-on. But when you set up Firefox Home on your iPhone, the Sync functionality enables you to access the aforementioned browser data whenever or wherever you may roam. At least that's how Mozilla is describing the process to work.

    Unfortunately for Firefox fanatics, Mozilla is not going to push ahead with a native iPhone browser (even though a version of Firefox for Android is already in the works). For now, though, Firefox Home should pacify many. And, in case you're wondering, the app will even work on the iPad, although Mozilla warns that it isn't optimized to do so.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Mozilla Rolling Out "Firefox Home" for the iPhone started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 25 Comments
    1. mgebara's Avatar
      mgebara -
      Quote Originally Posted by slayorktc View Post
      wait.. let me get this straight.. i am browsing on my home computer (say 5 tabs open) then grab the ipad and click sync and all of the tabs are now open and im out the door still browsing from the ipad??
      I've been using weave since 3.6 came out to keep my iMac and MBP sync'd!
    1. rhekt's Avatar
      rhekt -
      dont care for firefox
    1. v1shal's Avatar
      v1shal -
      should be interesting :0
    1. Eagleye's Avatar
      Eagleye -
      This just seems like more trouble than help. In order to continue my browsing I have to sync my data, grab my phone, press home key, slide to unlock, open safari, type in www.firefoxbrowsinghistoryforiphonesync.com, enter my username and password, wait, then finally Ill be staring at the google homepage again where I left off?
    1. uneakue's Avatar
      uneakue -
      Awww, I wanted them to actually release a full on web browser for the iphone.