other web browsers to iPhone app store

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by Mess, Jan 15, 2009.

  1. domness macrumors 6502a

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    Pretty much any browser Apple would accept would only use the WebKit and UIWebView.
     
  2. Maxington macrumors 6502

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    My confusion surrounds why would anyone buy a browser for the iPhone? I can see d/l free one's opera and FF, but purchasing one seems silly.
     
  3. Ashyukun macrumors 6502

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    If a 3rd party browser was significantly better than and/or added considerable functionality over what the native Safari app does, I could see paying for it. Within the group of ones currently available, I can see the advantages that the paid ones offer but for me they don't offer any additional functionality that I'd be willing to pay for myself- but that's the same for any app in reality... if it provides something you think is worth the price, you'd be willing to buy it. If it doesn't, you pass on it.
     
  4. domness macrumors 6502a

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    I think for a paid iPhone Browsers, we'd need something that really stood out.

    The current few on the App Store really only change a few features or maybe manipulate the UI a little. If I had the money, yeh I'd buy one, but I think a complete rechange of something like Opera or Firefox would be something that I would really get. At current, the Safari browser stands fine for me.
     
  5. TheZimm macrumors 6502a

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    yeah I agree, I got the 2 1 dollar ones and i have to say their not really good. If they added bookmarks, bugfixes and maybe something like password keepers then it'd be worth it

    Zym
     
  6. Macjames macrumors 6502a

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 2_2 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/525.18.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.1 Mobile/5G77 Safari/525.20)

    From my understanding these web browsers are just skinned versions of safari. So opera and firefox would still be denied.
     

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