I’m super happy to announce the first beta release of Fennec for the Maemo platform.
On the feature front, we’ve enabled plugins so you can now watch videos on your favorite sites, and we’ve got in our first pass at improved bookmark management and support for bookmark folders. A lot of time was spent on infrastructure that we could use to build the rest of our app with. You’re now able to scroll things like preferences and the new bookmarks list. One of our main focuses for the next milestone will be on polishing the user interface — areas like the extension manager will get a face lift and we’ll start working more on some of the usability issues people have reported.
Madhava Enros, our lead user interface designer for Fennec, has put together a great video of Beta 1 that not only shows off many of the things we’ve done but also does a great job of explaining many of the choices we’ve made.
Add-ons are starting to pop up and are already showing some of the great possibilities that Fennec provides.
The Weave guys have been working hard and have an extension for Fennec now that allows you to sync data from your desktop to Fennec. Having your desktop’s tabs, bookmarks, and awesome-bar contents on your mobile device really make a huge difference.
Felipe Gomes’ gesture addon is another great example of what we’re capable of. You can see a video of the awesome extension he’s done below: