How do I go about porting Firefox or Chrome to iOS?

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asked May 15, 2012 by DJ Scooby Doo (9,656 points)
I want to port Firefox or Chrome to iOS, but I don't know how to go about it. I know that Firefox and Chrome are Open Sourced so I know I can get their source code. I made some drawings of the app, I know I'm way ahead of myself, but the pictures have some of the ideas I'm thinking of. Any Ideas guys? Please look at the pictures, they have what I'm thinking of. I can code, but I don't know if Apple will accept Firefox or a Chrome browser on their systems. If Apple doesn't accept it, I'll put it on the Cydia store where I know they'll accept it. I can code, but I don't know if I need the $100 Developer account.

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commented May 15, 2012 by DJ Scooby Doo (9,656 points)
P.S.- Sorry for the crappy pictures, I can't draw, lol.

1 Answer

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answered May 15, 2012 by Griff (1,476 points)
You can't release a full featured browser in the Apple App store. Apple won't let you release an app that can execute code that has been downloaded in the browser. This means you can't have JavaScript functionality or anything like it. The only independednt browser in the App Store is Opera, which does all of its rendering severside. All of the other browsers use the builtin WebKit engine, making them nothing more than tweaked versions of Safari.

FireFox and Chrome can only exist in the Cydia store at this time.
commented May 15, 2012 by DJ Scooby Doo (9,656 points)
Aw that sucks, well Cydia I go then, lol.
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