Mozilla is planning to bring Firefox to iPad. The company recently showed off a prototype of iPad Mozilla browser named Junior. Although, Junior won’t be the first browser for iPad as lots of others – iCab Mobile, Dolphin, Mercury, Opera Mini, are already available, but it is likely to be the first one with a name the most iPad user will distinguish.
Is the name everything? This time it seems to be like this as it might be the only thing attracting iPad users to access web through Junior. Firefox Junior would use the same WebKit rendering engine that is available for Safari as well as other third party browsers available for iPad. So Junior’s distinction will entirely depend on its name, unique features and user interface. So the name appears to be only driving factor, technically.
Junior, a Webkit browser would have no tabs or search bars; instead, it uses simple gestures and simplified UI that is supposed to change the way user interacts with web. Users will have three buttons, forward, back, and a plus, to browse the web. When pressing on plus button, it shows list of recently opened web pages, bookmarks and a search bar.
Mozilla believes Junior can do better. It will have an ability to create separate account for separate users. Swipe it to left and user will see login menu. Separate account lets you stay singed-in to any services and you can share the iPad with other family members as they can use separate accounts to access the same service.
Still, Junior is a mock-up because most of its features are up in the air. The picture will be clearly visible when Mozilla launches it on iPad.