Mozilla has expanded the company’s own open-source browser for the first time to social components. The Firefox 17 has a social API on the Facebook Messenger has been integrated. Users can always come in contact with their friends – regardless of the current website.
With the integration of Facebook chat Mozilla moves with the times without the user’s privacy to gamble. From the user interface of Firefox 17 users can read messages or friend requests immediate answer. To activate the feature, but users must also be active. An automatic exchange of data without user consent is excluded, Mozilla said the launch of the beta.
Firefox 17: Social API offers many possibilities
On the social API, developers can integrate the browser’s other features. As The Next Web reports, it can, for example, a toolbar with buttons or a chat notification be implemented. All functions that also uses the Facebook Messenger. The API can basically show but all types of real-time information about the football match or news ticker.
In addition to these major changes, there are also a number of minor changes to report. Among others was the click-to-play function expands and integrates a sandbox feature for iFrames, Heise writes. Besides a large number of bug fixes the Firefox 17 also provides the basis for the ESR branch.
It is a version with long term support, which is supplied with long term security updates. It is aimed at companies that rely on such ind updates, but does not want to go with every new development of the browser.
Firefox 17: New version for mobile devices
In addition to the new version of the desktop browser with the Firefox Mobile browser for mobile devices and 17.0 was released in a new version. She also introduces support for older devices with ARMv6 CPU, which may include the HTC Status, or Samsung Galaxy Ace count. Well as proprietary codecs are integrated with the Firefox Mobile 17.0 for the first time. In the future, thus H.264 videos and MP3 files can be played without the need to install an appropriate plugin. Click Here For Download Firefox 17