The Mozilla Foundation has ramped up its online services offerings by launching Firefox Accounts. The firm says it has always been at the forefront of cloud services — from optimizing how to download and update software like the Firefox browser and its integrated add-ons platform, to more recently integrating Firefox Sync, social features, and WebRTC.
"While we've worked to offer services that deliver value and put users and developers in control of their web experiences, we've never had a simple way for you to sign up and sign in to access these integrated services across our products," said Mark Mayo of Mozilla's cloud services team.
Firefox Accounts is intended to be a safe way for programmers to create an account better integrate services into the web experiences they are trying to create, like the new Firefox Sync.
NOTE: Firefox Sync enables users to take browsing data like passwords, bookmarks, history, and open tabs across devices.
Developers will need to have Firefox Aurora (Mozilla's beta stage experimental browser iteration) to be able to test the experimental new Firefox Accounts and Firefox Sync.
"Firefox Aurora includes a redesign of the browser interface to help you get things done, faster. Tabs have a new fluid and streamlined shape and non-active tabs blend into the background to make it faster for you to find and focus on the tab you want. A new menu contains the most popular features including copy, paste, zoom, as well as add-ons all in one spot with easy to identify visual icons," writes the Mozilla web developer team.