Linked by David Adams on Wed 14th Apr 2010 19:46 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Take a look at this link to the worldwide Apple iTunes App Store top ten lists. Currently, Opera's Mini Web Browser is the #1 free app in every country. Is it just curiosity, or is there really big demand for an alternative web browser for the iPhone? (As for me, I downloaded it, tried it for 2-3 minutes, and went back to Safari. Did everyone else do that too?)
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by urkrobshaw on Thu 15th Apr 2010 14:13 UTC
urkrobshaw
Member since:
2009-02-01

A website I visit almost daily has a weird javascript menu, which works fine in every desktop browser i've tried (IE6, 7, 8, Firefox PC & Mac, Opera, Safari PC & Mac), and works fine in iphone safari.

Opera mini refuses to do anything with it.
I touch it, no dropdown appears, but it zooms in.

I want a single browser which handles all the basics on the sites i visit, so i've stopped using it.

I'll keep it installed incase Apple remove it from the store, but probably won't us it.

Funny thing is the opera mini browser on my 4 year old extremely limited GPRS only Nokia phone handles that menu perfectly fine!

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bodyno Member since:
2010-04-15

You know that, due to apple's restrictions, opera CAN'T include a javascript interpreter in their software, right?

They try to simulate some of the javascript with their remote servers. But stop being so partial, it's Apple's fault if it can't handle it all.

If opera had been accepted, it's solely because Apple knew that without javascript most users would hate it without even thinking further (see: you).

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google_ninja Member since:
2006-02-05

So because its not operas fault, he should keep using their crappy software?

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