Mozilla developing browser for the iPad


Safari has been the lording it over the browser wars for the iPad. Developers who have created browsers to unseat the Safari have had difficulty in doing so.

Now, Mozilla is trying to change the way iPad owners are browsing the Web.

Mozilla developers are working on a Firefox Web browser for the iPad. Called the Junior, Mozilla unveiled their new project in a video presentation delivered by the company’s Product Design Strategy team.

According to the company, Junior is “an iPad browser that makes browsing more fun, more ergonomic and re-thinks browser user experience from the ground up.”

Alex Limi, Firefox’s product designer said, “We wanted to make something entirely new. We wanted to look into how we could reinvent the browser for a new form factor.”

He even added that he had a miserable experience using the Safari browser on the iPad.

During the demo, the team said that their prototype browser cover the iPad’s whole screen and would give users a “magazine feel.”

Other browsers who have wanted to unseat the Safari are Axis by Yahoo!, Atomic, Dolphin, Opera Mini and Skyfire.

Amongst all browsers, Firefox by Mozilla holds 20.2 percent of the market.

Will you switch to Junior then?

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