When Mozilla announced late in 2014 that it was going to finally bring Firefox to the iOS platform everybody was glad, especially those who use Firefox on all their other platforms. Now, 6 months later on, Mozilla is sending out e-mails out to a lucky couple of, asking if they would such as to join the beta program for Firefox for iOS in order to try and iron out as many bugs as possible before a public release.
In an email that has actually been received by an unknown variety of individuals, Mozilla is advising users that the beta release of Firefox will certainly be prone to bugs and prospective crashes throughout the advancement procedure. Given that such things are the precise factor beta testers are required though, Mozilla actually shouldn’t be dragged over the coals for that. We’ll have something various to state if the final public version is simply as bad, though.
According to the e-mail, beta testers will certainly have to have an iOS device with iOS 8.0 or later installed in order to assist out, and while the version of Firefox that will certainly show up on iOS will essentially be a brand-new wrapper for WebKit, it will certainly likewise carry some of the functions Firefox users like such as account and bookmark syncing. Both can be important if you use them a lot, and having them easily available on iOS will be a big benefit.
At the time of composing this there was no sign of when Mozilla plans to be able to deliver Firefox to the App Store for mass use, though the indication that a personal beta is prepared to begin must promise that advancement is at least well in progress inside Mozilla. Firefox users ought to sleep well tonight, safe in the knowledge that they haven’t been forgotten.
Firefox took pleasure in rather the groundswell of support a few years back, but with Google’s Chrome and Apple’s Safari the present huge incumbents on iOS, Mozilla’s browser might be signing up with the party a little far too late for most.