RockMelt makes an iPhone grab

20 Apr

Social networking Web browser RockMelt expanded its application to the iPhone today, debuting a browser that synchronizes the desktop versions’ features to your iPhone. These comprehend the new Read Later option because of saving URLs to be read in the what may occur hereafter, as well as RockMelt’s abounding Twitter and Facebook management tools.

RockMelt against the iPhone opens shared links without interrupti~ the fly.

(Credit: RockMelt)

This method that in addition to Twitter and Facebook basics, of that kind as retweeting and wall posting, you be able to add photos, geotag, and open links in c~tinuance the fly. This last feature is uncommon to RockMelt for iPhone. When you spile an update from a friend ~ward either service that contains a bond, the text of the update leave appear at the top of the iPhone and the URL direct render below it.

Some features that are in the desktop rendition have not been ported to the iPhone human being. There’s no tabbed browsing, nor is in that place a private browsing option.

When demonstrated hold out week at CNET’s San Francisco offices by RockMelt CEO Eric Vishria, the cast of the face appeared smooth and was striking in opposition to cutting out the extra step of having to rap the URL to see it. However, the operation also potentially opens up security risks with shortened URLs that haven’t been verified. Vishria said that there will be a turn of expression in the first update to the iPhone app that desire allow users to expand URLs steady the fly. The update is expected approximately a week after the app’s first release, which is itself expected in the compass of a few days. Visria cautioned that he had still to receive a specific date and time towards the launch from Apple.

Vishria added that RockMelt is seeing interesting behavior among its users, which he counted in the hundreds of thousands. He distinguished that 65 percent of RockMelt users sign two or more RSS feeds, and that 41 percent of its users are powerfully school and college students around the globe. That means that a majority of RockMelt users are invested in a technology that, Vishria related, many average browser users would have existence hard-pressed to define. “The feedback is unimpeded that many do not know the kind of RSS is, just what it does.”

RockMelt expects to free a version soon that’s optimized on this account that the iPad, and is currently “looking at” some Android version.

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