Opera Software, a Norwegian developer primarily known for its Opera family of web browsers with over 350 million users worldwide, today unleashed a brand new iPad browser.
It’s called Coast and they’re billing it as “the browser that should have come with the iPad.” If anything, Coast strives to answer the question, “What should a tablet browser be?”
It’s packed with advanced features and features an unassumingly minimalistic user interface. Opera insists it’s not a mere mobile browser tweak, nor a scaled-down PC browser.
“It is something new,” Opera teased Monday, although I’m not sure that’s the right choice of words as Coast is based on Safari’s WebKit engine, in accordance with App Store rules. Anyway, the new browser is based on intuitive swipe gestures and Opera claims to have invented a lot of technology that “works under the hood, keeping you safe and secure”.
Jump past the fold for the full reveal…