Other Browsers for iPhone/iPod Touch

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by AppleGuy1980, Sep 4, 2008.

  1. AppleGuy1980 macrumors member

    Jun 7, 2008
    Does anyone know of any other web browsers for the iPhone (other than Safari, I mean). Not one that requires jailbreaking, but any other kind? I imagine it wouldn't be as full featured as the Safari, but it would be nice to have another choice.
  2. Jeremy1026 macrumors 68020


    Nov 3, 2007
    No, its against the rules of the SDK
  3. zap2 macrumors 604


    Mar 8, 2005
    Washington D.C
    There are none I know of, even for jaikbroken iPhones(but I'm not very up to date there)

    I don't know if Apple forbids them through the apps store, how ever I do know one app "Sketches" lets you browse the web, then draw on the web page you stop at. I don't know if this builds upon Safari, or if its all on its own. I do know it looks a good deal different from Safari, but they could have just skinned it.

    Edit- NVM, Google search and Jeremy1026 were right, its not allowed. At least according to the how Mozilla is reading it, it isn't quite as clear as "No web browsers other then Safari". I'd guess "sketches" builds upon Safari then.
  4. iVoid macrumors 65816

    Jan 9, 2007
    But didn't 1Password include their own browser to pass password to web forms?
  5. Jeremy1026 macrumors 68020


    Nov 3, 2007
    They incorporate web browser functionality in their app, but only through existing safari frameworks. You can't create a stand-alone browser though.
  6. AppleGuy1980 thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 7, 2008
    That's just ridiculous. Kind of reminds me of another company that tried to make everyone use their web browser a few years back...
  7. Jeremy1026 macrumors 68020


    Nov 3, 2007
    Well, the way I see it you have two options.

    1. Stop bitching and use Safari.


    2. Stop bitching and get a Windows Mobile phone.
  8. SlapMonkey macrumors regular

    Jun 15, 2008
    Except the difference was that the third party company in question (Microsoft) was forcing people to use their browser on their operating system and blocking other company's browsers for use on OTHER manufacturers PCs (Dell, HP, Compaq, Gateway, etc.) and that was considered unfair because you had a choice of all of these different manufacturers/ platforms, but were still forced to use this one operating system and this one browser and THAT is a monopoly.

    Apple is making you use their browser on their operating system and on THEIR hardware. No unfairness about it. Don't like it, you can choose the vast majority of other platforms for different options.

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