Mozilla's vice president of product Jay Sullivan has said that the company has no plans to bring a Firefox app to for iPhone or iPad users.
During a panel at this year's South by Southwest (SXSW) conference Sullivan said that Apple's inflexible App Store policies is preventing the firm from bringing its web browser app to iOS.
According to Cnet, the team at Mozilla does not feel it can build the app it needs to with Apple's current restrictions on developers.
Apple is well known for offering a "walled garden" approach to apps in its mobile App Store. The iPhone maker currently only allows apps in its store that have been pre-approved by Apple staffers.
Under the terms of its walled garden policy, Apple requires all mobile browser developers to use a version of its WebKit. The firm also requires that its Safari browser be the default browser for iOS devices.
Mozilla has continued to be at an impasse with Apple on the issue of iOS apps. Last September, the company pulled its Firefox Home app from the App Store. The app allowed Mozilla users to easily sync and transfer Mozilla data to Apple's mobile browser.
Along with the decision to drop its app from the iOS platform, Mozilla also recently showed off its mobile operating system (OS). The firm demoed its Firefox OS to attendees of the Mobile World Congress (MWC) conference last month.
The mobile OS is expected to debut in emerging markets later this year. Affordable handsets running the OS will be unveiled by ZTE, Huawei, and LG sometime this summer.
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