“Back in late May, Mozilla announced that it would be creating an iPhone version of its Firefox browser–though the solution is not a browser itself,” Jessica Dolcourt reports for CNET. “On Wednesday, Mozilla submitted its Firefox Home iPhone app to Apple for testing–and, it hopes, for approval.”
“The free Firefox Home is more of a window to your Firefox browsing rather than a competing browser itself, which Apple’s software development kit prohibits,” Dolcourt reports. “Rather, the app relies on Firefox Sync, a cloud-based syncing technology that promises to securely sync your desktop bookmarks, history, and open tabs across Firefox browsers on desktops, mobile phones, and tablets. You’ll be able to view recent Web sites directly from Firefox Home via a WebKit viewer or by opening your previously-visited Web pages in the default Safari browser.”
Dolcourt reports, “On the coding end, Firefox Home’s URL viewer is based on WebKit, the same technology that powers the default Safari browser.”
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MacDailyNews Take: If Perfect Browser (US$0.99) had AutoFill, it would be so close to actually being perfect that we’d use it instead of Safari. Until then, however, Safari Mobile is our iOS browser of choice.