Mobile web browsers have a unique challenge – delivering an experience optimized for a smaller screen, has less available memory, but also delivers the full content of a desktop browser. The result is browsers that seem to constantly reload tabs, fill up with ads and provide a scaled-down experience. Enter Opera Coast 4.0, the latest from the innovative browser developer.
Opera today announces the release of version 4.0 of its Coast browser for iOS, which includes the Discover feature, Opera Turbo Compression, Coast Cards and Handoff. The goal of Coast is to push technology to the back and bring content to the front. The interface is gesture-centric and gives sites the whole screen.
Here are a few details about each of the key features:
Explore new content: Opera Coast now offers the Discover feature, which helps you find stories and news from all over the internet. It is the missing link that brings the best of billions of pages of internet directly to you, rather than you needing a search engine to find content. When you search in Opera Coast, you’ll see a selection of the latest and greatest articles. Tap to see the story or swipe right for more articles, then sit back, relax and enjoy a little quality time with the web.
Get content faster: Opera Coast 4.0 now features the Opera Turbo data-savings technology, which reduces webpages to a fraction of their original size, for speedier browsing that can save your data bill. Opera Turbo gives a lighter, faster web for slow networks, crowded Wi-Fi and data caps. Keep it in automatic mode for auto-compression on GPRS/Edge networks and international roaming.
Share your favorite content: Found an awesome recipe, top-10 article or puppies vs stairs video? Opera Coast has added a share button for faster and smoother posting to email, messenger and social networking apps including Facebook, Twitter, Vkontakte, WhatsApp, Line and more. Opera Coast turns the link into a styled image, ready to caption and share, like sending a web postcard.
Keep browsing your content: With more devices at users’ disposal, multiscreen surfing is key in the future of browsers. Want to pick up where you left off on another Apple device with your browsing? Handoff, part of Apple’s new Continuity feature set, uses Bluetooth and iCloud to let you continue your Opera Coast browsing on a default Handoff-enabled browser (like Opera for Mac) on a nearby mobile, tablet or laptop.
Here are the details of the 4.0 update:
“Great content is what drives the web, and it’s what should drive a great web browser. We want to take our commitment to content a step further in the latest edition of Opera Coast,” says Huib Kleinhout, Product Manager for Opera Coast at Opera Software. “Browsers of the future need to treat the web like a candy store, and re-imagine the best way to help users find, access, enjoy and share their favorite content. There’s more to the web than the sites you visit every day and the first page of search results.”
The app also fully supports landscape mode on the iPhone 6 Plus, and open links from Safari.
Head to the app store and grab Opera Coast now! You can see a preview of the last version here: