In the past, Mozilla has refused to bring its Firefox Web browser to iOS devices, but now it looks as though it’s about to change its position. Executives reportedly discussed the importance of bringing Firefox to iOS during an internal meeting in Portland, Oregon.
Mozilla’s vice president for Firefox Jonathan Nightingale told fellow executives it’s time for Mozilla to focus on bringing Firefox to iOS no matter what. TechCrunch picked up the following quote from Nightingale, which was posted on Twitter by Firefox release manager Lukas Blakk.
“We need to be where our users are,” Blakk wrote. “So we’re going to get Firefox on iOS.”
We need to be where our users are so we’re going to get Firefox on iOS #mozlandia
— Lukas Blakk (@lsblakk) December 2, 2014
Mobile is a very important frontier for all Web browsers to conquer, and Firefox is lagging behind. Most users expect to be able to access all their bookmarks, contacts, passwords, and more in their Web browser of choice, regardless of what kind of device they are using. Firefox has been declining in popularity recently, but this could help it spring back.