Keeps things 'simple'
Mozilla enters the iPad browser market with its 'Junior' prototype. 'We wanted to look into how we could reinvent the browser for a new form factor', they said.
That's right, there are plenty of third-party alternatives to Apple's Safari on iOS, like Atomic, Dolphin, Mercury, Opera Mini, and Skyfire, but Mozilla had been noticeably absent from the category, until today.
The company introduced 'Junior' an iPad browser that hopes to redefine how we view the internet on tablets.
That's right, the browser is still just a prototype. But this simplistic approach could be interesting. Let's hope they launch it soon.The prototype browser eschews the traditional address bar / tab layout in favor of a minimalistic, full screen experience, flanked by only two obvious toggles -- a back button, and a plus symbol that opens a menu containing favorites, recent pages and a URL / search bar.
Other common options such as reload, forward and print are hidden away, but accessible. The idea is a simple browsing experience that's more fun, engaging and ergonomic. "It's very simple," Limi summarizes, "it's a browser."
Take a look at the demo video below!
NEWS SOURCE #1: Mozilla's Junior iPad browser prototype keeps it simple (via) EnGadget
NEWS SOURCE #2: Product design at Mozilla (via) Mozilla
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