Firefox for iOS? Mozilla now seems in favor of creating such an app

Firefox for iOS? Mozilla now seems in favor of creating such an app
For those who have wanted a version of  the Firefox browser on their Apple iPhone, a tweet from Firefox's release manager Lukas Blakk should make you hopeful. The message basically said that Firefox wants to be where its users are, which means producing a version of the browser for iOS. But that has been easier said than done. Third party browsers on iOS have been allowed to operate because they have used Apple’s own JavaScript and rendering engines, or because they have an outside server render the image before sending it to the phone.

Because it wasn't allowed to use its own web engine on iOS devices, Mozilla had stayed away from an iOS version of Firefox. But with a new CEO on board, it seems like the company's position is changing. Besides the Tweet from Blakk, another such missive reveals the strong desire inside Mozilla for an iOS version of Firefox. Posting from an internal Mozilla event held today in Portland, Mozilla's ‎Manager of Data Science, Matthew Ruttley, also tweeted his favorable position on the matter.

Barring an amazing change in Apple's thinking, Firefox will have to run on Apple's technology to gain access to iOS. Perhaps that's the price that Mozilla is now willing to pay, for access to many of its desktop users.


source: @lsblakk, @matt_ruttley via TechCrunch

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8 Comments

1. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Yes come over to the side of the iphone

2. Kishin

Posts: 706; Member since: May 30, 2013

Fast!!

3. HelloMyNameIs

Posts: 19; Member since: Dec 02, 2014

Mozilla is finally coming up...

4. AlikMalix unregistered

Hi, can someone explain the importance of "craving" certain browser over another? All I want is quick, comfortable, and basic - and all of them provide that. I guess what I'm asking is: what sets apart the browser you use from the rest? For example, I hear chrome has "tabs", well, all browsers have "tabs", or Dolfin is faster/slower - they all perform the same to be honest. Why OPERA, or SAFARI, or CHROME, or ________? Thanks..

5. NFSHesham

Posts: 297; Member since: Feb 04, 2014

Opera Mini saves plenty of data unlike any other browser and is available on almost every Os in the world

6. AlikMalix unregistered

Ok, why would anyone need to save lots of data? Benefit?

7. RandomUsername

Posts: 808; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

Firefox has add-ons :)

8. HelloMyNameIs

Posts: 19; Member since: Dec 02, 2014

Yep... more customizable than say... (IE)

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