New Version of Popular Apollo iPad Browser Released

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    A while ago we featured an excellent iPad browser from independent developers, Team Apollo. The browser, called Apollo, proved to be very popular with our forum members and with other iPad owners too. Now Team Apollo has just given us the heads-up at iPad Forums that a new version of the Apollo Browser has just been released to the App Store, bringing with it support for iPhone, a brand new UI, as well as new features such as Chrome and Firefox sync, and they've even added an iPadForums icon on the Mac iOS links page, which is very nice indeed!

    The Chrome/Firefox sync is a very handy feature, meaning that you can take all your Firefox/Chrome bookmarks, history and even open tabs onto your iPad or iPhone. The Facebook Chat feature was always a popular feature in the first version of Apollo, meaning that you could chat with your Facebook friends from within the browser without having to switch to the Facebook app. Team Apollo also say that they wanted the browser to be suitable for the power user, so they spent a lot of time working on Apollo's multi-tab capability, meaning that it can hold six or seven tabs on iPad 2 and iPhone 4 without having any page reload, unlike Safari, which Team Apollo says will start reloading with three to four tabs.

    Other features include the adblock, which is turned on by default, but which can be disabled via the Settings option. This makes for very fast browsing, although the browser is actually impressively fast anyway even without adblock enabled.

    Furthermore, Team Apollo says that theirs is the only browser which optimises the Google Reader page into a two-pane layout, giving you a nice free RSS reader along with all the other useful features.

    And finally, we have an exclusive feature for iPad owners, namely video popout, which enables split-screen viewing of streaming video and a web page.

    Overall, it was an impressive browser the first time around, but now they've made it even better, well worth checking out!

    Click here to download the free app: App Store - ApolloBrowser+IM

    Source: www.apollobrowser.com
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    Hi there.

    I'd like to Ccngratulate the folks which have strived to bring us a browser with some very sought-after features! :)

    However, allow me to also suggest that you:

    1) Add "Open in background tab" when long-clicking a link
    2) Improve on Long-click, which often does not work
    3) Include in configuration that users can select the browser reported to web sites

    With respect to the latter, many sites only distinguish computers into two categories only - desktops and mobiles, which obviously does not reflect reality (i.e. when using a tablet, screen real estate may not be limiting browsing experience and it is annoying to see only a narrow column of brief headlines).

    Further down the list would be to get private browsing and the option of extensions (e.g. script-block).

    Improving the above will significantly establish the Apollo Browser in the market.

    Cheers!
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    Now Team Apollo has just given us the heads-up at iPad Forums that a new version of the Apollo Browser has just been released to the App Store, bringing with it support for iPhone, a brand new UI, as well as new features such as Chrome and Firefox sync, and they've even added an iPadForums icon on the Mac iOS links page, which is very nice indeed! The Chrome/Firefox sync is a very handy feature, meaning that you can take all your Firefox/Chrome bookmarks, history and even open tabs onto your iPad or iPhone

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    hi, these are great ideas. the long press thing does not work in some sites, we are working to improve it.

    the User Agent thing, (what device website think you are using) one API we used was banned by Apple, still looking for other ways.

    btw, how do you usually use this UA feature, which sites do you use it for?

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