More about VirtualBrowser for Firefox
How does it work?
Virtual-Browser for Firefox app uses the power of the Internet “Cloud”. With our app, you are accessing a virtual PC located in our secure hosting facility, running Firefox. Its just like having an extra PC inside your phone or iPad that you can use to browse the Web. Open the app and login, and you see Firefox start up automatically. We've adapted the touchscreen interface on your smartphone/tablet to work with Firefox, Flash, Java, and Mozilla Add-ons, Extensions, Plug-ins, Themes and more!.
What is Virtual-Browser for Firefox Premium, and how much does it cost?
Virtual-Browser -Hosted Firefox Browsing combines our mobile app with a hosted subscription service. Your initial purchase gives you all our basic features, with support for Firefox, Firefox, Flash, Java Applets, and Mozilla Add-ons, Extensions, Plug-ins, Themes. Virtual-Browser for Firefox Premium is available by In-App Purchase (check App Stores for the latest offer), and adds these features and capabilities:
|Standard/basic edition||Premium (in-App Purchase)|
|Java:||Limited demo||✔ Java, applets, JAR, JNLP|
|Browsing data:||cleared between sessions (all sessions anonymous)||✔ All browsing data saved (history, settings, open tabs, apps, etc) between sessions|
|Video mode:||Limited demo||
✔ Video mode included
What's the “browser sync” feature and what's so great about it?
If you're like a lot of people, you Bookmark the web pages you visit to make it easier to find the next time you are browsing. Having these bookmarks available on your mobile device would be really useful right? (Especially since typing on a phone or touchscreen can be tiresome). Well now you can: Firefox has built-in support to store this information securely in your Mozilla account. But wait, there's more: Browsers also can remember other things like what tabs are open, your browsing history (to find stuff you forgot to bookmark ;-), even your passwords. Firefox lets you “synchronize” all those settings and data when you use Firefox on different computers. The result? You can browse more, and type less. A registered Mozilla account is required, and you must sign-in and enable sync. This feature works best on Virtual-Browser for Firefox Premium, which remembers your login between sessions.
Is it secure?
Yes! In fact, it's probably a lot more secure than browsers that run “natively” on your phone/tablet. [Note: When you first start Virtual-Browser for Firefox, the app always starts in "Anonymous mode". In Anonymous mode, all settings, tabs, bookmarks or history are cleared between sessions.] Once registered, all connections are encrypted between the app and the server where the virtual browser is running.
With Virtual-Browser for Firefox Premium, all browsing content – including history, cached pages, images and text, passwords and/or cookies (e.g. when you check a box “remember me” or “keep me logged in”) – are stored securely in your Virtual-Browser for Firefox account, so when you exit and restart Virtual-Browser for Firefox, all the last page(s), tabs, bookmarks, sync, history, cookies/remembered logins, etc. are all there when you re-start. The benefit is that no browsing history, cache of pages or content, bookmarks, or passwords are ever stored on your device - they are only in your secure account in our cloud. If your iPad is ever lost or stolen, you can re-load the Virtual-Browser for Firefox App on your new iPad and "reset" your account so is is no longer accessible from the previous lost/stolen device.
What sites can I use with Virtual-Browser Firefox App?
Here's a sample of sites you can use with Virtual-Browser Firefox App:
Okbridge on iPad