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Firefox for iOS? Mozilla Says They're Working on it

Posted by Jessica Fisher on December 4th, 2014

According to Tech Crunch, Mozilla has changed their mind about making a browser for iOS. Now that they have a new CEO, Chris Beard, they've started work on some concepts.

Mozilla stated on their blog:

"At Mozilla, we put our users first and want to provide an independent choice for them on any platform. We are in the early stages of experimenting with something that allows iOS users to be able to choose a Firefox experience."

This is exciting news for Firefox fans. It will be interesting to see how Mozilla adapts their technology to iOS over the next year.

ZenMate Security VPN has Been Released for iOS 8

Posted by Jessica Fisher on October 10th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

ZenMate Security VPN by ZenGuard has released an updated version optimized for iOS 8. The app protects your privacy by hiding your IP and Securing your device with encryption. The app has been super popular; just 14 months after launch they have broken their 5 million user milestone. ZenMate Security VPN will also now have the Firefox extension, which brings the same level of security to Firefox.

You can download ZenMate Security VPN for free on the App Store now.

Firefox Home Now Available Worldwide, Future Roadmap Unveiled

Posted by Kyle Flanigan on October 7th, 2010
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

Mozilla, developers of the popular desktop web browser Firefox, have updated their application Firefox Home to offer worldwide availability in fifteen different languages, as well as providing a number of new features. The latest update, 1.0.2, includes a smarter search bar, meaning users only have to remember part of a URL rather than the beginning of it, and "instant access to open tabs, just the way you left them on your PC" (Mozilla). The application is built to compliment Firefox for desktop, allowing users to sync "browsing history, bookmarks and open tabs to your iPod or iPod Touch" (Mozilla). It's free to download both the application from the App Store and the sync add-on that's required for desktop users.

In addition, the team have outlined a future development roadmap that aims to "provide more access to Firefox data on your phone" as well as adding "social functionality" like Twitter and Facebook. Tools like password synchronization, YouTube integration and Firefox Panorama settings are all to be expected in future updates, but for now remain merely an idea. Interestingly, the team also noted that it is "difficult, if not impossible, to build the full Firefox browser for the iPhone" - suggesting that the developers are perhaps not working on a Safari substitute. Instead, they "are focused on building Firefox Home as a rich, cloud-based application and making it a valuable product that people will continue to love and use" (Mozilla).

For full details, and also a video of Firefox Home in action, see here. For more information on the development roadmap, here is where you'll want to be.

[Image courtesy of Mozilla]