SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — September 13, 2011— Dolphin Browser, the most popular third party browser on Android and only gesture-based browser on iOS, today announced the launch of the Dolphin Browser for iPad v1.0, bringing its signature Gesture and Webzine features to iPad users around the world. The application is launching today at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco and is available immediately in the Apple App Store worldwide for free.
Already well established on the Android platform with 10 million+ users, Dolphin recently released their first iPhone application, quickly becoming #1 in the Productivity section of the App Store and breaking the top 25 most popular free apps within 48 hours of launch. Now, Dolphin is coming to the iPad with the browser’s signature intuitiveness and customizability.
“Using Dolphin on the iPad feels like a natural extension of the device,” said Yongzhi Yang, CEO of MoboTap. “With an estimated 48 million iPads to be sold in 2011 (Gartner), we’re excited to bring our popular Gesture, Webzine and Add-On functions to such an innovative and revolutionary tool.”
Features of Dolphin for iPad include:
From drawing a “T” to bring up Twitter to “F” for Facebook, iPad users can now train their very own Dolphin and create any Gesture they want.
With Dolphin Webzine, Dolphin brings the elegance of a magazine to website content. In Webzine, iPhone users can access articles on their favorite website by scrolling down the page, or by swiping right or left. Then simply “tap” to open the full article in an elegant format. From Techcrunch to Cosmopolitan, Webzine brings the elegance back to reading on the web.
One-click share via Twitter/Facebook
It’s easy to be social on Dolphin. Share websites while browsing without ever leaving Dolphin. Simply click the Twitter icon on the top right to share on Facebook or Twitter.
Visit you favorite sites on the go with one touch. No need to type out long URLs on the iPad’s keyboard—simply input your favorite sites on Speed Dial and access them with one click.
Dolphin was the first mobile browser to support multiple tabs. No need to toggle in and out of screens, tabbed browsing lets you open and switch between pages with ease.
Left and Right SideBars
Dolphin removes the inconvenience of a small screen with multiple SideBars, enabling a larger more comprehensive browsing experience. Swipe to the right and quickly launch the toolbar. Swipe to the left and browse your bookmarks list, browsing history and folders.
Availability and Pricing
Dolphin Browser for iPad v1.0 iis available via the Apple Store worldwide immediately. It is free to download and use.
Alan Cooper or Jason Throckmorton
MoboTap is a mobile technology developer that is committed to advancing the mobile revolution by improving the way people experience the web through their mobile devices. Founded and led by an international team of proven engineers and entrepreneurs and backed by leading venture capitalist firm Sequoia Capital, MoboTap has begun this revolution with the launch of Dolphin Browser HD, a free web-browser specifically created and optimized for mobile users.
About Dolphin Browser HD
Dolphin Browser for iPad v1.0 is a free mobile web-browser specifically designed for iPad that allows users to intuitively adapt their own web browsing based on the way they want to explore the web. Utilizing key features such as ‘Gestures’ and ‘Add-ons, Dolphin brings an elegant and highly customizable solution to mobile users looking for the fastest, smartest web browser possible.
About TechCrunch Disrupt
TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2011(http://disrupt.techcrunch.com) is TechCrunch’s second annual conference in San Francisco attracting over 2,500 leading technology innovators and investors and over 150 new startups. The main conference is preceded by the popular Hackathon — a 24-hour competition where over 500 top developers present new innovations. TechCrunch Disrupt follows with a format that combines top thought-leader discussions with new product and company launches. Morning executive discussions debate the most timely disruptions in the technology industry. Afternoons host the Startup Battlefield where 30 plus new companies will launch for the first time on stage, selected to present from more than 1000 applications received from around the world. Another 100 early-stage startups will exhibit in Startup Alley. TechCrunch will award a $50,000 grand prize along with other award recognitions at the conclusion of the conference. The Hackathon is Sept 10-11; the main conference is Sept 12-14 2011 at San Francisco Design Center Concourse, 635 8th Street (at Brannan), San Francisco, CA 94107.
TechCrunch (www.techcrunch.com) is a leading technology media network dedicated to obsessively profiling and reviewing new Internet products and companies. Founded by Michael Arrington in 2005, TechCrunch and its network of websites reach over 13 million unique visitors and more than 30 million page views per month. TechCrunch was acquired by AOL in 2011 and operates a global network of websites including dedicated properties in Europe and Japan, as well as specialized industry websites including MobileCrunch, CrunchGear, GreenTech, TechCrunchIT, and CrunchBase. TechCrunch’s CrunchBase is the leading open database about startup companies, people, and investors. In addition to TechCrunch Disrupt, TechCrunch hosts other conferences and events, including the Crunchies Awards (http://crunchies2010.techcrunch.com) and various meet-ups worldwide, serving as community platforms for industry conversation and collaboration.