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.
Yahoo has launched a new browser to compete with the established browsers that are already in the market. The new Axis browser is a move to get Yahoo kicking, after experiencing some hard times recently. The browser comes after the company named a new CEO and is placing itself to be the leading browser in the market.
Yahoo claims that Axis, the new browser, is faster and smarter than the other browsers. The axis browser facilitates the users to search and interact with the results, without leaving the page they are in. This is something that does not exist in other browsers. The Axis integrates with a desktop browser and connects the online experiences with multiple devices. This means that the axis enable the users to move across devices. Sample this: you start the search on the computer, then check out the results on the iPad or even on the iPhone. This is because the search results are saved on the Yahoo servers, which recognize the user. The axis browser will run on iOS devices and in a desk top plug in HTML5 enabled browsers.
The Axis browser will give answers on search findings instantly and visual previews of them. This will enable the Internet users to keep exploring content while at the same page. The axis is also customizable to become the homepage, with the ability to gain fast access to favorite sites and bookmarks. You can also save pages to read later and this will be reflected across all devices, no matter which you were on. Interesting content can be easily shared on social media platforms.