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  • Opera Rejected from AppStore


    The web browser Opera has been rejected from the AppStore. Some may see this as unfortunate since on other mobile devices Opera Mini and Opera Mobile replace the typically shoddy mobile browser with a nice, stable, easy to use, and quick mobile browser. In this case I don't think it's a huge loss for Opera to be rejected since the built-in Safari browser is pretty excellent in the iPhone. On the other hand it would have been nice to see if Opera did any better with their iPhone browser. Oh well.

    Unlike other AppStore rejections of apps that violate no rules like Podcaster (now on Cydia) it is no surprise that Opera was rejected. The iPhone SDK Agreement does not allow you to write your own Java Interpreter which Opera did with their iPhone browser. Whether or not this restriction is good or bad is up for debate but Opera should have known the whole time that what they were developing wouldn't make it.

    [via daring fireball and the new york times]
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Opera Rejected from AppStore started by Cody Overcash View original post
    Comments 35 Comments
    1. powa's Avatar
      powa -
      Iphone Safari is pretty excellent? Mine crashes after browsing a few webpage, and it gets worse when I have several tab open at once.
      I'm on FW 2.0.1. I can almost garantee every browsing experience I have in my iphone will crash Safari.
    1. Chefanim's Avatar
      Chefanim -
      wonder if they will make it available to the jailbreak scene.

      Quote Originally Posted by powa View Post
      Iphone Safari is pretty excellent? Mine crashes after browsing a few webpage, and it gets worse when I have several tab open at once.
      I'm on FW 2.0.1. I can almost garantee every browsing experience I have in my iphone will crash Safari.
      2.0.1 is pretty buggy, Upgrade to 2.1

      I havent ever had Safari crash on me.
    1. Cody Overcash's Avatar
      Cody Overcash -
      Quote Originally Posted by powa View Post
      Iphone Safari is pretty excellent? Mine crashes after browsing a few webpage, and it gets worse when I have several tab open at once.
      I'm on FW 2.0.1. I can almost garantee every browsing experience I have in my iphone will crash Safari.
      Restore your phone

      Try out the Andriod browser. The iPhone browser is pretty excellent compared to other mobile phones
    1. f_itunes's Avatar
      f_itunes -
      This is quite a dissapointment. I can't stand the safari browser on the iPhone. At home I've sworn by Opera for 8 years now. It's hands down the best browsing experience there is. Opera Mini on my old Nokia was amazing even if it was still browsing the web on a 50 dollar flip phone. Opera actually made it doable. Screw Safari screw Firefox, Opera for life.
    1. dale1v's Avatar
      dale1v -
      I didn't really like opera from when I used it a good while back but now when you say it like that, I've been scared into trying it again, lol.
    1. juquan's Avatar
      juquan -
      We need some like skyfire that i HAVE ON MY BLACKJACK , FLASH AND SOUND BUT THE IPHONE DOESNT HAVE FLASH
    1. aen's Avatar
      aen -
      i've never had safari crash on me
    1. Carrbone's Avatar
      Carrbone -
      Quote Originally Posted by aen View Post
      i've never had safari crash on me
      +1
      actually I agree, safari is one of the better phone browsers ive seen..
      As far as Opera, Ive used it on all my treo's.
      It works good.
      Allows you to browse the real web on a palm device,
      however its far from being as good as safari.
    1. skizo's Avatar
      skizo -
      Quote Originally Posted by powa View Post
      Iphone Safari is pretty excellent? Mine crashes after browsing a few webpage, and it gets worse when I have several tab open at once.
      I'm on FW 2.0.1. I can almost garantee every browsing experience I have in my iphone will crash Safari.
      I agree. My Safari started crashing after going to 2.0 as I can't ever recall a crash prior to that "upgrade".

      I have 2 other friends with iPhones and they have the same issues.
    1. Alperovich's Avatar
      Alperovich -
      safari is a great browser.

      however, i get the crashing all the time. sometimes it just keeps doing it, then i wait like 5min and it stops crashing then starts again.
    1. tsunami78's Avatar
      tsunami78 -
      Quote Originally Posted by skizo View Post
      I agree. My Safari started crashing after going to 2.0 as I can't ever recall a crash prior to that "upgrade".

      I have 2 other friends with iPhones and they have the same issues.
      As pointed out by a previous post in this thread, if you upgrade to 2.1 you will find that Safari is much more stable. 2.0.x was unstable as hell, and I saw the exact problem you are both describing. Since my upgrade to 2.1, it has worked flawlessly.

      That being said, when I upgraded to 2.1, I set it up as a new iphone, and did not migrate any of the settings from my nasty 2.0.x days.

      Give it a try... you may be happier with your phone afterwards.

      Cheers
    1. T4R06's Avatar
      T4R06 -
      i like safari... but man! it crashes most of the time on me
    1. cricketlang's Avatar
      cricketlang -
      I already read this news on another site and i was not surprised at all. I am not even sure why Opera would even TRY to get in an app that mimics the features of an apple program. We already know from other applications such as Podcaster and the new PwnPlayer (which was smart to not even try to get in the app store...lol) that we will not be getting anything in the app store that even tries to be like something apple.
    1. rcml1's Avatar
      rcml1 -
      ok everyone if APPLE rejected OPERA lets see if we can get this app into CYDIA that way we can still get to tested and not be doomed cause of APPLE monopolic strageties
    1. Sproch's Avatar
      Sproch -
      On average safari crashes 3-5 times a month for me, not bad considering how much I use it. Coincidentally (?) it crashed twice just while I was reading/trying to comment on this thread lmao. Irony at it's best
    1. riku98523's Avatar
      riku98523 -
      Meh I am glad I hate Opera lol. I don't have any problems with safari and I never have it crash. (I installed the Dark safari and I love it ) If they made FireFox mobile though I would make worshiping firefox my new religion X-D.
    1. ultimatexpka's Avatar
      ultimatexpka -
      excellent my ***, its slow unomptimized and missing plenty of features, I am SO MAD OPERA GOT REJECTED!!! opera is my main browser cuz it consumes so little resources and it flies through webpages. I know opera dosent offer security like firefox but who needs security on a os on a PHONE?

      PLEASE RELEASE IT IN CYDIA!
    1. rcml1's Avatar
      rcml1 -
      ok ive use the safari browser , i know its the best out there but we would like to have something different for a change . What we need to do is try to see how OPERA MINI can get released in CYDIA. cause i have used it before and it does fly thru the websites.
      PLEASE SOMEONE RELEASE IT IN CYDIA
    1. alek's Avatar
      alek -
      First of all Opera had no chance, and they knew it.

      second: just because opera desktop or mobile is good dosent mean that the iphone one will be good, thats because they have to remake the app on a new platform.

      and last even if it did make it, opera would be missing features because the sdk limitations (if they even followed them)

      -alek

      PS there i another webbrowser instead of safari for the iphone, its in that one radio app.
    1. KartRacer's Avatar
      KartRacer -
      Safari crashes on my jailbroken 2.1 at least twice a day, very often 5-10 times a day. Just browsing, nothing special. davidalsion.com, speedtv.com(pretty intensive, but Steve said it was a 'full internet experience') campaignforliberty.com crashes almost every time when I watcha embeded youtube video, and many others crash. It's almost a given. Hell, even the apple website crashes when I use it. Every time. Clean install makes no difference, with or without setting up as a new phone. Safari is garbage on the iPhone. Hopefull someone will release something better in Cydia.