Apple approved the Opera browser!

Most people didn’t believe Apple would approve the Opera browser from Norway but last night they did! I was certain it would be, because I don’t think it will be a competitor to the iPhone’s Safari browser. Why? Because webpages are rendered on Opera’s servers and therefore the javascript and ajax functionality won’t be as good as Safari’s. I wish it could be possible to turn off this function, I don’t like that my webtraffic is going through a 3rd party.

I also dislike the zoom function and how it behaves when I tilt my phone to landscape, it doesn’t re-render the page. Oh well, it is exciting but I think they have to do a little more effort to be acknowledged by the iPhone-people. Heres how it looks:

It loads fast, but without javascript I think it is useless.

On html5test.com Opera received a score of 14 of 160 possible:

Øyvind Lasse Høysæter

Born in 1971, fell in love with computing in 1983 because of Sinclair's masterpieces. Continued on the magic surrounding the C64, Amiga and moved to the PC world in 1990. Loves science fiction, programming, astronomy, my family and my job. (developer) :)

1 Response

  1. Øyvind S. says:

    Enig med deg angående zoom; håper Opera Mini får pinch-zoom i neste oppdatering.

    At Opera Mini 5 scorer så lavt på HTML5, kan det være mange årsaker til. JavaScript blir jo i stor grad brukt av HTML5Test.com til å sjekke hvilke HTML5-funksjoner som nettleseren støtter.

    Og at Opera Mini ikke får servert mobilversjoner av nettsider, ser jeg på som positivt. Når jeg bruker Opera Mini, ønsker jeg fullversjonen av nettstedene, fordi det går så raskt å få dem fram over mobilnettet. Men når jeg bruker Safari på iPhone, ønsker jeg stort sett mobilversjoner fordi Safari er treig.

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