We are pleased to announce the release of Firefox Home 1.1, a free application that brings your Firefox bookmarks, Awesome Bar history and tabs on your iPhone or iPod Touch. This is a major update that adds an easy way to setup Firefox Home. Note that easy setup requires you to run the latest Firefox 4 Beta release and is not available for the Firefox Sync add-on.
You can follow these simple steps to set up Firefox Home on your iPhone/iPod. Make sure your phone is connected to the Internet and you can access the desktop where Firefox Sync is installed.
- Launch Firefox Home on your iPhone and tap on “I Have a Sync Account”. A 12 character code will be displayed for you.
- Launch Firefox 4 Beta on your desktop and go to Firefox->Preferences->Sync.
- Click on “Add a Device” and enter the 12 character code that’s displayed on your iPhone.
You’re done! You can start using Firefox Home as your data gets synced down to your phone.
Existing users can also use this new method (requires the latest Firefox 4 Beta) to set up Firefox Home. Note that the traditional setup method still works if you prefer entering in your username, password and Sync Key. To use the traditional method, tap on “I am not near by computer” to bring up the account setup dialog.
We have big plans for Firefox Home in 2011 and can’t wait to deliver on them. As always, we appreciate your feedback so let us know what you think about Firefox Home.
The Firefox Home team
The Firefox Mobile Add-ons Cup has arrived!
Develop a mobile add-on for Firefox and showcase your innovation to millions of mobile users. We’re looking for compatible and innovative add-ons to extend Firefox on the Android and Maemo mobile platforms.
We’re looking for the best example in each of the categories below:
- Commerce/ Shopping
We invite developers of all experience levels to participate in creating awesome add-ons for Firefox mobile. You’ll be rewarded with fantastic prizes and tons of exposure between now and January 7, 2011 when the contest wraps. Enter now and start creating your add-on today!
But Wait, There’s More!
We’ve got a serious panel of judges that include industry experts and mobile visionaries that will be judging the submissions and awarding a winner in each category. The prize for each category winner receives:
- $1000 in cash
- Android or Maemo phone of your choice
- Placement on the Firefox for mobile Start Page
- Showcased in a Featured Add-ons video distributed across Mozilla channels
- Blog post and Rock your Firefox spotlight
Of the 6 finalists, judges will also choose a Best in Show grand prize winner who will receive the above prizes, plus a full conference pass to Mobile World Congress 2011, plus 4 nights accommodation in Barcelona!
Early Bird Challenge
The Firefox Mobile Add-on Cup is packed full of exposure and prizes for add-on developers, but we have one more. If your add-on is submitted by December 17, we’ll send you a limited edition Firefox 4 Beta shirt!
Check the Cup site for more information, rules and resources to help you get started. Good luck!