Apple greenlights browserless Firefox app for iPhone
No pooping on Jobsian lawn
Apple has approved an application submitted by Mozilla that syncs history, bookmarks and open tabs with versions of the open source outfit's Firefox running on desktop computers.
The Cupertino firm isn't keen on letting other browsers run on the Jesus Phone - but the Firefox Home app has, somewhat surprisingly, been given the thumbs up by Apple.
Mozilla submitted its browserless Firefox to Apple's app store police on 30 June.
Late yesterday it confirmed that the Jobsian troupe had opened their arms to Firefox Home and it can now be downloaded onto the iPhone and iPod Touch.
"Firefox Home uses your browser data, securely synced from Firefox on your desktop to the cloud, to let you search and browse quickly and efficiently," said Mozilla.
"You can view the sites you want directly in Firefox Home, open them in Mobile Safari or share them with friends via email. Your Firefox data is private and only you have access to it."
There's one major setback with the app, though. Users can't synchronise what they do on the phone with their desktop version of Firefox.
The lack of pooping back and forth forever and ever probably explains why Apple bestowed the app worthy of running on its saintly iThing. ®
the article actually means that Mozilla weren't allowed to include their browser in the app- you have to use Safari or you're not getting on the phone.
Both of these browsers use Safari's Webkit engine to render pages, thus they are allowed.
Opera Mini does no actual code interpretation or execution on the iDevice itself - it is all done on Opera's Servers , it sends all data as images back to the iDevice.
I use bolt rather than Safari and it let's me do everything Safari does, I dont know (or care) how it does it it just does (obviously no flash etc) but it allows me to browse my "special interest" sites quickly without leaving history all over my phone (if you know what I mean!)