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  • Opera Mini In the Hands of App Store Approval Process


    It appears that Opera have finally finished up their final touches on their long-awaited Internet browser for iPhone, as they have revealed that it has finally been submitted to the App Store. They even have posted a counter displaying EXACTLY how much time has passed since it was submitted for approval (Apple had better take heed of this unless they want some bad publicity for the App Store). Opera claims their browser to be up to six times faster than the built-in Safari.

    There have been other "alternative" browsers released on the iPhone; however, they are all based on "webkit," the web-rendering engine used by Safari. They aren't in themselves new browsers; the are only front-ends to Safari's solution to display the web. Of course, they may also get denied for "duplicating functionality," as many apps already have, including GV Mobile, which has since ended up on Cydia.

    Source: Opera Mini submitted to Apple's App Store
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Opera Mini In the Hands of App Store Approval Process started by n00neimp0rtant View original post
    Comments 106 Comments
    1. southfrisco's Avatar
      southfrisco -
      Sounds like Opera is ready for a fight when Apple rejects it on the basis that it doesn't use webkit. Surprised Opera is so confident that Apple "should" approve it. Once rejected we will see Opera available in Cydia within two months time
    1. rhekt's Avatar
      rhekt -
      just downloaded opera browser for desktop. seems much faster.[a few quirks] but i dont like the scroll. too jittery. didnt find an adjustment in preference pane. anybody know how to make it smoother? [LOLcats]?
    1. southfrisco's Avatar
      southfrisco -
      Quote Originally Posted by rhekt View Post
      just downloaded opera browser for desktop. seems much faster.[a few quirks] but i dont like the scroll. too jittery. didnt find an adjustment in preference pane. anybody know how to make it smoother? [LOLcats]?
      Scroll on the desktop version is smooth for me. Unlike Firefox where the scroll stops if your pointer hits an embedded video Opera scroll is very nice. I didn't change any settings either. Sure you got the latest version?
    1. rhekt's Avatar
      rhekt -
      Quote Originally Posted by southfrisco View Post
      Scroll on the desktop version is smooth for me. Unlike Firefox where the scroll stops if your pointer hits an embedded video Opera scroll is very nice. I didn't change any settings either. Sure you got the latest version?
      [ver10.10] correction; when i use the scrollbar on the right its fine[smooth]. but when i put two fingers on my trackpad and drag to scoll, it is jittery. [didnt do this in safari] no pref change that i noticed.
    1. southfrisco's Avatar
      southfrisco -
      Quote Originally Posted by rhekt View Post
      [ver10.10] correction; when i use the scrollbar on the right its fine[smooth]. but when i put two fingers on my trackpad and drag to scoll, it is jittery. [didnt do this in safari] no pref change that i noticed.
      There are options under Opera/Settings/Preferences/Advanced/Browsing but not sure if any will help your experience. Worth a try though.
    1. harrison0550's Avatar
      harrison0550 -
      Quote Originally Posted by lolcats1 View Post
      edit: raptors, what's the code to display a youtube video?
      I got to admit I'm curious as to how that was done as well. Any takers on the answer?
    1. lolcats1's Avatar
      lolcats1 -
      Quote Originally Posted by rhekt View Post
      [ver10.10] correction; when i use the scrollbar on the right its fine[smooth]. but when i put two fingers on my trackpad and drag to scoll, it is jittery. [didnt do this in safari] no pref change that i noticed.
      there are ton of things you can customize! it's like jailbreaking your safari!

      for example: you can move your "page loading status" around, and change the style of it.
    1. Mike_7318's Avatar
      Mike_7318 -
      I cant wait to get this on my, sadly, un-jailbroken iphone
    1. Frostbite's Avatar
      Frostbite -
      The counter is missing a years option.......
    1. erawsd's Avatar
      erawsd -
      Opera does appear fairly confident that this will get approved. Either that or they are looking to fight Apple for it.

      I can't wait to get my hands on this thing, but I'm also curious to see the fallout from a rejection. My gut tells me this will end up in "approval limbo" like Google Voice.
    1. extremzocker's Avatar
      extremzocker -
      the only thing i hate about Safari is that the bars take up too much space/ no full screen browsing.
    1. lolcats1's Avatar
      lolcats1 -
      as long at it's in there for at least a week, so i can get it before they pull it

      Quote Originally Posted by extremzocker View Post
      the only thing i hate about Safari is that the bars take up too much space/ no full screen browsing.
      and the tabbed browsing sucks
    1. rhekt's Avatar
      rhekt -
      [@LOLcats] yeah it looks very customizeable. havnt explored too in depth yet. also, since i allways tether. operas browser will come in handy.
    1. neodude237's Avatar
      neodude237 -
      I'm sold. As an avid t-mobile edge user I want this badly.
    1. lolcats1's Avatar
      lolcats1 -
      Quote Originally Posted by neodude237 View Post
      I'm sold. As an avid t-mobile edge user I want this badly.
      or someone who just hates how slow the safari browser is. 5 pages in the time it took safari to load 1, wow
    1. neodude237's Avatar
      neodude237 -
      I'd like to actually get my hands on it to see how much faster it actually is, usually these tests seem kinda biased/rigged in favor of the browser their for. But who knows, maybe it is that much better.
    1. rhekt's Avatar
      rhekt -
      well i opened safari along side of opera, to the same page. and the scrolling jitter is quite noticeable with opera. it looks like its missing a few frames, as you scroll. really kind of jarring. overall im not displeased. just wish i could get rid of that jitter. adding bookmarks isnt as easy as safari either
    1. Mike_7318's Avatar
      Mike_7318 -
      Im curious to see how this works with 3G. Why wouldn't they show it with 3G in the demo video?
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      Because 3GS is the newest hardware. Wouldn't Apple try to shoot this down because "duplicates process" excuse they gave others trying to make an app Apple provides stock.
    1. Mike_7318's Avatar
      Mike_7318 -
      I meant 3G network as opposed to edge, sorry for the mixup