When it comes to browsing the web on iOS, there are plenty of third-party alternatives to Apple’s Safari. Atomic, Dolphin, Mercury, Opera Mini, and Skyfire are just a few that have enjoyed some measure of success on the platform, but one name that has been noticeably absent from the category thus far is Mozilla.
In a recent presentation showing the fruits of the Mozilla Product Design Strategy team’s labors, Limi offered a glimpse at Junior, an iPad browser that hopes to redefine how we view the internet on tablets. 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 Product Design Strategy team shows you what they’ve been working on for the past quarter. This presentation isn’t about theories and what-ifs and possibilities. They’ve been hard at work building new things.