The application will let users access their Firefox desktop history, bookmarks and open tabs on the iPhone.
To get started, you may have to first set up Firefox Sync on your desktop browser. To do so, click here to install the Sync tool and restart the browser to create a new Firefox Sync user account. Once this is done, Firefox Sync shall continuously sync your desktop browser data securely to the cloud. The new Firefox Home iPhone app will allow users to access this data on the move from the iPhone.
The Firefox Home app is integrated with a Webkit-powered web viewer. Users accessing their browser data may hence choose to view these web pages either via the web viewer or may open these pages on the iPhone's native Mobile Safari web browser. The iPhone app will also include the regularly used "awesome bar" that will offer Firefox users a smart list of URL suggestions based on their bookmarks and past browsing history. The application will however not include some features like password-syncing that are available on the standard version.
The new Firefox application has taken a long time coming. The first indication towards the launch of such an app was given by Mozilla Labs CEO John Lilly back in October last year. Earlier this month, we had reported that the company had finally submitted the iPhone app for approval to the App Store. Firefox Home is expected to become popular among iPhone users who regularly use Firefox on their desktop or laptop computers.
You may download the iPhone app from the App Store by clicking here. As always, try it out and let us know your views on this application. Here is a short video demo of Firefox Home.
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