By: Prasoon Kumar, The Mobile Indian, New Delhi
Last updated : Thursday, September 01, 2011 - 05:30
The browser responds to predefined gestures with certain actions for example, when the users draw the letter V on the screen, the browser takes them to the bottom of the webpage.
MoboTap, the mobile technology development company, has introduced a new version of its popular Dolphin browser designed to work on the iPhone and iPad. The free Internet browser was first launched for the Android operating system. The Dolphin browser for Android was launched in March 2010 whereas the company signed a deal with Softbank Japan to develop a social browser for it.
The Dolphin browser simplifies navigation with the use of tabs as well as two sidebars. The browser also uses speed dial feature so the users can easily access their favourite websites along with a smart address bar which auto-completes the URL when users are entering it.
"Dolphin Gesture allow users to create personal symbols to access websites they use the most with just one stroke." said Yongzhi Yang, MoboTap's chief executive officer. ‘We spent months redesigning Dolphin Browser from the ground up for the iPhone and we’re excited to bring this new experience to millions more.”
Another notable feature of the browser is Webzine which gives thumbnails of webpages. In the touch gestures feature of the browser, the browser responds to predefined gestures with certain actions for example, when the users draw the letter V on the screen, the browser takes them to the bottom of the webpage. Users just have to touch the finger button at the bottom to access the touch gesture box in the browser. Sometimes, these features appear so convenient in the mobile browser it is difficult to fathom how Safari missed including these features.
Just like the desktop browser, users also have the option to open new tabs in the dolphin browser. Users also have the option to go to the desktop mode of a webpage when they don't want to view the mobile configured version of the webpages of that site.