Mozilla and EverythingMe showed off the yet-to-be-released Firefox Launcher for Android app, at the InContext Conference in San Francisco on Wednesday.
The Firefox Launcher for Android will be available for download in the coming weeks and is a home screen substitute made by EverythingMe, which is an Israeli contextual computing startup, and Mozilla.
Mozilla shared the screenshot of the yet-to-be-announced Firefox Launcher on its official blog post and revealed that the Launcher is still in development and will be soon available for beta testing.
Notably, the Firefox Launcher is said to offer suggestions and smart searches within the installed apps on the device. For example, the Firefox Launcher during the morning hours will show weather prediction apps and news apps for the start of the day, while in the afternoon the launcher will show apps that are related to a user’s work, calendar and recommended apps to find a place to eat. It’s worth pointing out that the Firefox Launcher will be filtering apps on the basis of user’s searched keywords.
Mozilla’s blog post notes, “Firefox Launcher for Android makes it easy to discover the content you want in any moment and is optimized for the way you use your phone. The app integrates the contextual adaptive app search from EverythingMe with the Firefox for Android Web browser to offer users a personalized and customizable Web experience that is fun and intuitive.”
Mozilla, on Wednesday, launched the latest version of its browser: Firefox 27. The new version features major updates for the Firefox Social API. It includes support for Web 2.0 social bookmarking tool Delicious and the Indian music service Saavn. The social API would allow a Firefox user to run more than one service at a time allowing a person to receive notifications from multiple integrated services.