Cross-platform brand and features consistency: make Android and iOS browsers as good as TBB
= Background =
Currently, when users go to the app store, they get a bunch of apps that are impersonating Tor. Here are some examples. Choosing the right mobile browser endorsed by Tor is difficult, when the "official" browsers (tor on mobile for Android, and onionbrowser for iOS, both use different icons, are developed by people who are not Tor, and have different names).
Even if people manage to download the correct browser, the users don't get all of the security guarantees that the desktop browser provides, and the mobile application has a subset of the features that the desktop browser has. We should make sure that the security guarantees and functionalities are as equivalent as possible.
= Vision =
All the browsers that we endorse across platforms are called Tor Browser, use the same icons, are developed by us, have the same(ish) security guarentees, have the same(ish) set of features, deploy/update at the same time. That way, users aren't confused, and we get more mobile users!
This project is more of an ongoing, multi-year effort to pour a lot of effort into mobile. Anything from improving brand consistency, adding features to mobile, and helping test the mobile apps count.