March 31, 2009

Fennec: The Smaller Fox

Was trying out desktop version of Fennec, the upcoming mobile browser from the makers of Firefox. The name 'Fennec' is based on a small nocturnal Fennec Fox found in the Sahara desert.

The first look seems promising and with options of adding popular Firefox addons, this can be a huge hit (especially for Firefox fans like me).

The desktop version for windows PC can be downloaded from here.

Tips and tricks

  • To use the full screen for browsing, click the button on the left hand side on top of the device (to the left of the -/+ buttons)
  • Swipe left to expose back/forward/bookmark buttons and the URL bar; swipe right to dismiss them
  • Swipe right to expose tabs; swipe left to dismiss them

Known issues

  • Allow panning/scrolling in iframes - Websites that display large amounts of content in IFrames, including Google Mail and Reader, will be very hard, if not impossible, to use.
  • Plugins may not work in some of the desktop builds.

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March 23, 2009

Bebo in India

You must me thinking that whats the news in this, Bebo has always been in India. But this is not about our size '0' Karina, its about Europe's leading social networking site which has been officially launched in India.

As per
Alootechie, Mr. Nicole Vanderbilt, VP, International, Bebo, is very confident about the success of Bebo in India and consider their "Open Media Platform" as a great differentiator .

Though I have not explored it in detail but something that caught my eye was its registration form. It seems they are targeting a very wide age group. Their dropdown for specifying age starts from 1903 and end at 2009. So it doesn't matter if you are 106 yrs old or yet to arrive in this world, Bebo is for everyone.

Will try to explore more this weekend :)

Noticed another strange thing. They are running ads of on See the "Advertisement" heading on the right most image. Clicking on it will take you to the registration form. So are they paying for getting registration from their own site. LOLz