Newly Recommended Mobile Add-on: Foursquare

Start checking in and earning badges without even leaving the browser! We’re pleased to recommend foursquare’s mobile add-on for Firefox. With the Foursquare add-on, you can add places to your foursquare to-do list, or easily check-in from within your browser. foursquare helps you explore the world around you. Keep up with friends, get insider tips, and unlock discounts and rewards wherever you go.  All good stuff.

Speaking of checking in and earning badges, follow @foursquare, @mozmobile and @coolhaus while we take on the Big Apple Thursday, April 28-Sunday, May 2. The Firefox Gone Mobile Ice Cream Truck will be in secret and surprise locations around NYC from 12-4pm each day. Come by, check-in and earn an awesome badge and sweet treats!

Phony Featured in Rock Your Firefox

Seeing content designed for the desktop when browsing on your mobile? Seeing slimmed down mobile sites when you want to interact with the full site on your mobile or tablet? Firefox for mobile’s restartless add-on, Phony, lets you easily choose exactly how you want to view websites, regardless of the device you’re using. Read the complete Rock Your Firefox post here.

Whether, you’re on a tablet, desktop, iPhone or Android you can use Phony to select the user agent of your choice. Phony gives you the best of all mobile worlds, and you can update your user agent on the fly.

Get Phony on Firefox for mobile by selecting the Add-ons manager and selecting it from the list of recommended add-ons. Just install the add-on (and you don’t even need to restart), go to your Preferences and select ‘User Agent’ to change your settings to masquerade around as the device of your choice. Enjoy!

New Recommended Add-on: Adblock Plus!

It’s finally here folks! The loved and highly acclaimed Adblock Plus for mobile!

Annoyed by adverts? Troubled by tracking? Bothered by banners? Install Adblock Plus now to regain control of the internet and change the way that you view the web on your phone.

Watch this short video to lsee it in action. (The example takes place on a desktop, but the same can be achieved on your Android.) Enjoy!

Popular Mobile Add-ons for Firefox

There are tons of great new innovations in our growing mobile add-ons gallery. We took a handful of our most popular so you could see their features and functionality. Search for and install any of these add-ons from the Add-ons Manager in Firefox for mobile and give ’em a try! Developers: build a compatible mobile add-on for Firefox so we can showcase your add-on as well!

The mobile add-ons featured in this video are: Personas, Phony, Twitter Bar, Home Links and Tapsure. Enjoy!

Mozilla Firefox 4 Release Candidate for Android and Maemo Now Available

Mozilla Firefox 4 for Android and Maemo is now available as a release candidate in more than 10 languages from the Android Market and for download on your Maemo device.

This release offers faster scrolling, better responsiveness with Firefox Sync and improves the overall user experience of Firefox. Firefox 4 for Android and Maemo brings the performance and customization of Firefox to mobile devices with features like Firefox Sync, Awesome Screen, tabbed browsing and Firefox Add-ons, to create a personalized and effortless mobile browsing experience.

Watch this video to see what’s new in Firefox for Android and Maemo:

We are working closely with Firefox Add-ons developers to ensure their add-ons are ready for users to customize the features, look and functionality of Firefox 4. For more information on how to create or update add-ons to be compatible with Firefox 4 for Android and Maemo, please read this blog post.

We build Firefox with help from our contributors and beta testers. Please help test the release candidate and provide feedback to prepare Firefox 4 for Android and Maemo for a final release.

For more information:

  • Give feedback – Tap on Give Feedback on the Firefox Start page
  • Get help – Ask a question and get answers with Firefox for mobile Support
  • See the release notes for a full list of features, updates and improvements included in this release.
  • List of supported devices

Mobile Add-on Developers: Get Compatible & Earn a Shirt

Thanks to all who have contributed to the Mozilla mobile project and submitted a mobile add-on for Firefox. Make sure you add-on is compatible with our upcoming final release of Firefox 4 for Android and Maemo! For more information about building and maintaining mobile add-ons for  Firefox, please see the Mobile Extensions Wiki.

Thanks to you, users continue to comment on how powerful mobile add-ons have been to their browsing  experience. Firefox continues to be in the top 25 free productivity apps in the Android Market and we’re only in beta!

As we move closer to releasing Firefox 4 for Android and Maemo, we’d like to ask everyone at this time to make their add-on compatible for Firefox 4 final release. We’d like your add-ons to get the exposure and recognition they deserve by making them available for users to install.

What’s more, if you submit a Firefox 4-compatible mobile add-on by Monday, March 28, we’ll send you a Mozilla Firefox T-shirt! Simply submit your add-on by 23:59 PST, email us at fx4-compatibility AT mozilla DOT com, with “Mobile Add-on” in the subject line, a link to your mobile add-on, your address, your t-shirt size and we’ll  reach out to you to organize the delivery of your t-shirt.

For more information about building and maintaining mobile add-ons for  Firefox, please see the Mobile Extensions Wiki.

Firefox for mobile is on the move!

We’re going mobile…and heading down to the Lone Star state!  That’s right, Firefox for mobile will be cruising around SXSW Interactive March 11-15, and we have some sweet treats in store for you. Now, all you have to do is find us! If you happen to be in the Austin area, follow us @mozmobile to learn our location each night, check-in, and earn some goodies…like The Mozilla Chilla, or the FoxByFoxCream, for instance. (What could it be?) If you aren’t in the area, follow us anyway and get the latest and greatest news and info about Firefox for mobile!

New Recommended Mobile Add-on: Quit Fennec

Some people like to leave their running apps open, while others like to close them. Appropriately named, Quit Fennec, lets you close Firefox for Android when you press the “close” button on the last tab you have open.

The Android OS automatically pauses applications when they are in the background, and closes them when free memory is needed. So most users shouldn’t need to “quit” applications in Android. But for developers, testers, and add-on authors, it is useful to have a quick way to quit and restart Firefox for Android. Enjoy!

Home Links Add-on Wins People’s Choice Vote!

Congratulations to Enrico Previdi and his Home Links add-on for Firefox for mobile.

Hundreds of mobile supporters and users voted for Home Links as their favorite add-on submitted in the Mobile Add-ons Cup.

This productivity add-on  gives you the ability to have your home button behave similarly to the home button on desktop browser, but instead, lets you save up to 4 links to open quickly by tapping on your home button. When you’re on a site that you want make a “home base” just tape on the Site Menu and tap on “Set shortcut for home button.” So simple, yet so seamless and helpful!

Home Links is a Recommended add-on in Firefox for mobile and easily discoverable in the mobile Add-ons Manager. Just got to your Browser Tools, tap on the Add-ons Manager to install Home Links in one tap. Try it today!

Personas Go Mobile

Personas are easy-to-use themes that let you personalize the look of your Firefox browser with fun colors and designs. This feature is integrated in the desktop Firefox browser, but was not available yet on mobile.

This is not the case anymore, as you can style your Firefox for mobile browser with the Personas add-on. No more grey in your browser!

Personas on the awesomescreen

To dress up your browser, install the add-ons from the mobile Add-ons Manager. You’ll see the Personas button your Start page. Just tap the button and go directly to the Personas web site to choose a theme, and wear it by tapping on the orange button. This will change your theme on the fly, and add it to your list of recent themes in the Add-ons Manager pane.

The theme will apply to the title bar, the Awesome Screen and tools panels, as well as to the Find in Page and Form Assistant toolbars. You can even use animated ones!

Personas sidebar Personas find bar