Firefox Home will bring iPhone synchronization

Mozilla has announced Firefox Home, a new product based on Firefox Sync, the rebranded Weave project that enables bookmarks, tabs, and history synchronization among Firefox desktop and mobile editions, for the iPhone,  iPod Touch, and iPad devices.

As you may know, due to Apple policy, it is not possible to make a Firefox version for the iPhone as it doesn’t allow an application to run code like JavaScript.

So Mozilla is at least enabling Firefox users to take their bookmarks, tabs and history. The user interface, which you can see in the video below, implements Firefox’s awesome bar, so you can just start typing and suggested sites are pulled from your browsing history.

A main difference between the Firefox Sync extension and Firefox Home, is that the latter only works one way: your desktop data is loaded to your iPhone, but your mobile browsing data is not sent back.

The plan is to submit Firefox Home  to the iPhone store next month, and become available through the iTunes AppStore soon as it goes through the approval process.

3 thoughts on “Firefox Home will bring iPhone synchronization”

  1. “due to Apple policy, it is not possible to make a Firefox version for the iPhone as it doesn’t allow an application to run code like JavaScript.”

    No, applications can run JavaScript, but they are required to use Apple’s native JavaScript engine, which Mozilla has chosen not to do.

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