Firefox Announces iPhone App
Mozilla has announced plans to launch a free iPhone Application that will let you access most of your Firefox browser data on the iPhone. Called Firefox Home , the native iPhone app gives you access to your Firefox browser history, bookmarks, and Awesome Bar. Home will also sync any currently open tabs from Firefox on your desktop to the iPhone, giving you "on the go" instant access to important Web pages.
It's not clear when Firefox Home will become available, but Mozilla says it plans to submit the app to Apple in June, at which point Apple will either approve or reject it. Firefox Home is designed for the iPhone and iPod Touch, and Mozilla has not announced plans for a version for the iPad.
Firefox Home will also be a one-way channel, meaning you can send your desktop browsing information to your iPhone, but you will not be able to send data from your iPhone to desktop versions of Firefox.
No Password Management
Mozilla's app also won't have any password management features, even though all the data sent from the desktop to your iPhone will be encrypted. So while your data will be secure, you won't be able to export saved passwords to the iPhone for accessing things like e-mail, Facebook, or financial services.
Mozilla's iPhone application is part of a broader plan to bring multi-platform syncing capabilities to Firefox users through Firefox Sync --formerly known as Weave . Currently, Sync is available as Firefox add-on, but Mozilla says the feature has graduated from Mozilla Labs status and will be incorporated into a major upcoming release of Firefox .
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