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Mozilla to Release iPhone App in a Few Weeks

Mozilla to Release iPhone App in a Few Weeks

Posted October 18, 2009 at 12:26pm by iClarified
CEO John Lilly has announced that Mozilla will release an iPhone app to the App Store in the next few weeks. Lily revealed this information to GigaOM during an interview at the annual confab organized by students of the Haas School of Business at Berkeley.

"Mozilla will release an app to the iPhone app store in the next few weeks," Lilly said. “It'll surprise people.”

When asked if Weave was going to be part of the new iPhone app Lily and Jay Sullivan, Mozilla's VP of Mobile just smiled and remained silent.

Weave is an in-development add-on for Mozilla Firefox. Its purpose is to push metadata out onto the cloud. One use is to allow users to synchronize bookmarks and browsing history across multiple computers, as demonstrated by the Weave Sync component. [W]

Apple has traditional rejected any application which could duplicate or mimic the functionality of current or future Apple apps. It may be difficult for Mozilla to get their app approved.

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pman - October 19, 2009 at 2:19am
They don't say that the app will be a browser... so it could be anything...
iPhoneNinja - October 18, 2009 at 3:00pm
Good thing we have cydia!!! Well anyone who visits this site better!
xtremeshredder - October 18, 2009 at 12:53pm
wouldn't it be great if they released firefox for the iphone? Then again, it would never happen (because it mimics functionality of safari) :(
10100111001 - October 18, 2009 at 2:25pm
that would be great safari is a nice browser but i hate how it downloads files and sometimes unbundles your stuff like when u jailbreaking so having both safari n firefox on the iphone would be nice, i also think firefox is faster. but yeah like yu said unlikely to happen
fenrry - October 18, 2009 at 3:37pm
...Safari nice???....Ie is nice, Safari is just crap, I hope they release either Skyfire, Fennec or Firefox for iPhone, or at least something that can do a better browsing than crappy Safari
Braden - October 19, 2009 at 8:20am
Then how do you explain all of the other browsers in the App Store that "mimic the functionality of Safari?" And Safari is great. You don't even know what you're talking about.
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