Dolphin Browser is a third-party browser for Android phones and has lots of catchy features other than what Android’s own browser had. Some such features are gestures, handy sidebars to access menu, user agent spoofing, add-ons and extensions. This browser has already crossed the figure of nine million downloads. And now, after successfully running and becoming a hit in the Android market, the Dolphin Browser has been introduced for the iPhone market as well.
There are various browsers that are currently available for iPhone such as Opera, iLegendSoft’s Mercury Web Browser and SkyFire. In line with these browsers, Dolphin also uses the Safari renderer as its platform. This means that Dolphin has not actually developed a browser, but has spiced up the already existing Safari, the Apple browser, with new set of features.
Some of these noteworthy features of Dolphin are:
• Multiple tab support
• Easy sharing to Facebook and Twitter
• Sidebar shortcuts
• WebZine, a Flipboard-esque way for browsing Internet
In addition to the above mentioned features, a feature that Dolphin claims to be only available for iPhone is gestures. This feature allows you to draw simple patterns using your finger to jump on to your favorite websites and webpages. It also lets you draw patterns to do simple actions like going back to a previous page or navigating through bookmarks, where you have a list of your favorite websites.
So let us see whether the Dolphin Browser would be able to do the the same kind of wonder, which it did in the Android market or survive somehow because of the existing competition from other iPhone browsers.