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| September 24, 2013
Opera Updates Coast Web Browser For iPad With iOS 7 Optimizations And More
Coast, the app that's being touted by Opera as "the best browser for your iPad," has just received its first update. Released just a couple of weeks ago, Coast by Opera is not your usual iPad Web browser. It practically reimagines the mobile Web browser as we know it with its distinctively no-frills interface. As its App Store ratings indicate, many users have taken a shine to Coast's exceptional interface. These include yours truly and my colleague Christine, who praised the app in her review here on AppAdvice:
I am personally not a big Opera fan (Safari and Chrome are usually my go-to browsers), but Coast has me looking at Opera in a different light. Seriously, this app is just downright gorgeous. The interface design is unlike your traditional browser, but it’s done in such a beautiful way that it doesn’t matter. I love looking at this. Coast also does away with the traditional buttons that you know of, and opted to replace them with intuitive multitouch gestures. Seriously — buttons are so passé. While Coast will take some time getting used to, I found it quite easy to figure out if you just spend a minute or so tinkering around with it.If you can't see the video embedded above, please click here. As mentioned, Coast has just received its first update. And with this update, the app has been "tuned to run and look great on iOS 7." Indeed, Coast now works noticeably faster and smoother on my iOS 7-powered iPad after installing the update. And while the app looks pretty much the same as before, it has been optimized to use iOS 7's new keyboard for text input and parallax effect for the app's home screen background. Coast's first update also ensures that Web page position is correctly restored when navigating history. In addition, it fixes a bug that causes icons on the home screen to be rendered gray. Also including stability improvements and bug fixes, the new version of Coast by Opera is available now in the App Store for free. The app is compatible with iPad running iOS 6.0 or later. For more information on Coast, check out Coast By Opera Brings A Fresh New Way To Browse The Web On Your iPad, Will Coast By Opera Replace Safari As Your Favorite Browser?, and Is Opera Ice The Coolest Mobile Web Browser Ever?. [gallery link="file" order="DESC"]