Minutes from Sept 19 Mobile Tech Leads meeting

Stefan Arentz sarentz at mozilla.com
Fri Sep 21 02:36:17 UTC 2018


Yeah, thanks for the additional context. That makes sense.

 S.

On Thu, Sep 20, 2018 at 7:30 PM Ryan Kelly <rfkelly at mozilla.com> wrote:

> On Fri, 21 Sep 2018 at 09:09, Stefan Arentz <sarentz at mozilla.com> wrote:
>
>> “The application-services team is trying to plan for a future on iOS;
>> immediate next action is to get some iOS build advice from the Firefox for
>> iOS team”
>>
>> This is really exciting. But I am curious why that is a priority over
>> Android (Fenix) work.
>>
>> Although Firefox for iOS works now, with some constraints, it would
>> definitely benefit from an improved services implementation.
>>
>> But right now should we not spend that energy on Android?
>>
>
> There's a lot more nuance in the detailed meeting minutes, but you're
> absolutely right that the Android work needs to (and does!) take priority
> here.
>
> Basically, we would like to start having some high-level conversations
> about what an iOS equivalent to android-components might look like.  Not
> necessarily to start on it with any urgency, but to ensure that we don't
> make short-term decisions that make such an effort harder for ourselves
> down the line.
>
> I expect the first concrete work on that front to be porting the
> logins-api component to iOS, so that it can be used in Lockbox for iOS,
> which will happen sometime in 2019.
>
> Does it seem a little saner when framed in that way? :-)
>
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