Firefox on your iPhone

Will it be Apple approved?

If you’ve been one of the many clamoring to see Firefox running on an iPhone, you may get your chance–of sorts.

Back in late May, Mozilla announced that it would be creating an iPhone version of its Firefox browser. On Wednesday, Mozilla submitted its Firefox Home iPhone app to Apple for testing–and, they hope, for approval.

The free Firefox Home 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.

On the coding end, Firefox Home is based on WebKit, the same technology that powers the default Safari browser. Thanks to that, there’s a good chance that Apple won’t reject the app as competing browser software, as the company has (in)famously done with other full HTML browser attempts in the past. In addition, while Firefox Home will let you view your recent sites directly from the app via a WebKit viewer, the Web pages will also open in the Safari browser.

Apart from delivering Web pages, Firefox Home will also share links via e-mail.

Author: Jason Zajdel

Learning as I go along. It’s an awesome ride. =-)