Ο Firefox έρχεται στο iPhone… περίπου.
Η Mozilla αναπτύσει μία νέα εφαρμογή με το όνομα Firefox Home η οποία θα παρέχει στους χρήστες την δυνατότητα άμεσης πρόσβασης σε διάφορα δεδομένα/πληροφορίες του Firefox browser που χρησιμοποιούν στον υπολογιστή τους (μέσω της υπηρεσίας Firefox Sync).
Τα δεδομένα αυτά περιλαμβάνουν: Ιστορικό περιήγησης (browsing history), σελιδοδείκτες (bookmarks) καθώς και τις ανοιχτές καρτέλες (tabs).
Firefox Home for iPhone is part of a broader Mozilla effort to provide a more personal Web experience with more user control. For devices or platforms where we’re unable to provide the “full” Firefox browser (either technically or due to policy), we aim to provide users with “on the go” instant access to their personal Firefox history, bookmarks and open tabs on their iPhones, giving them another reason to keep loving Firefox on their desktops.
Ακολουθεί το FAQ της επίσημης ιστοσελίδας του Firefox Home:
What is Firefox Home?
Firefox Home is a free application that lets you have instant access to your Firefox desktop history, open tabs and bookmarks on your iPhone.
Does this mean Firefox will be available on the iPhone?
No. We do not have plans to ship the full Firefox browser for the iPhone. Due to constraints with the OS environment and distribution, we cannot provide users the full Firefox browsing experience on the iPhone. For details, see Mobile/Platforms.
When will Firefox Home for the iPhone be available for download?
We plan to submit the Firefox Home application to the Apple App Store next month, however we have no way of telling if or when it will be approved and available for download.
What platforms will it be available for?
Firefox Home has been developed for the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch.
What happened to Weave Sync?
We are excited to announce that the “Weave Sync” project from Mozilla Labs has officially graduated and is now being incorporated into the Firefox roadmap. The service is now called Firefox Sync and will remain an add-on until it becomes a fully incorporated feature of Firefox in an upcoming major release.
What is the difference between Firefox Sync and Firefox Home?
Firefox Home is a native iPhone application that does a one-way data refresh of your Firefox history, bookmarks and open tabs to your iPhone. It does not support passwords at this time. Firefox Sync is an add-on for Firefox that does a two-way sync of a user’s Firefox history, bookmarks, open tabs and saved passwords. Both Firefox Home and Firefox Sync keep your data secure and encrypted.
What are the main features of Firefox Home?
Get up and go and have the comforts of your Web waiting for you on your iPhone: Your Firefox history, bookmarks, open tabs, Awesome Bar — just the way you left it on your desktop. With Firefox Home, you’ll never have to retype long and painful URLs or spend time searching for your favorite websites. Have your Firefox history working for you the moment you fire up your iPhone. All of your data is encrypted. Your Secret Phrase ensures that only you have access to your data.
What about an iPad version?
This version will work on the iPad as is, but it is not optimized for the iPad.
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