Mozilla has launched Firefox Home, a new application for the iPhone and iPod Touch that allows Apple users to sync their Firefox data from desktop machines.
The new app, launched on Thursday, allows iPhone and iPod Touch owners to one-way sync their Firefox bookmarks, history and open tabs from the desktop counterpart, allowing seamless transition between devices.
"People access the Web from many devices, including their mobile phones. As people move through the day from their home computer to mobile phone to work computer and back again, the rich personalization provided by Firefox is sacrificed. At the same time, faster networks, cheaper cloud storage, and more powerful hardware, especially on mobile devices, enable new possibilities," wrote JSullivan in a blog post on the Mozilla website.
According to the company, Firefox Home will work on all generations of iPhone and iPod Touch but it is optimised for the newer generation models; it'll work on an iPad too, but again, is not optimised for the iPad. Similarly, for handsets running on iOS4, the app doesn't currently offer background syncing or multitasking capabilities.
A fully featured Firefox Mobile browser is already available for the Maemo platform and work is underway on an Android version; preliminary builds are currently available for testing but there are still a number of known issues with the software.
The company says on its Wiki that it has no plans to develop for Palm's webOS, BlackBerry, Symbian or Windows Phone 7 platforms.