January 31, 2011 in Utilities (E)
[prMac.com] Loughborough, United Kingdom - Light Pillar today is pleased to announce the release of Portal 1.01, a new web browser for Apple iPhone and iPod touch devices that redefines the concept of full screen browsing with an innovative user interface and feature set.
Portal is designed from the ground up to provide a clear, full screen view of the internet while still providing an intuitive and comprehensive user interface. The 'Portal' button can be hidden or revealed with a gentle shake and when touched, the 'Arc' menu system wraps around the Portal button allowing fast access to all browsing functions with just the swipe of a finger.
Portal is also very sympathetic to touch based interaction and provides many fast-tracks and shortcuts so users can navigate the internet as quickly and easily as possible; Fast URL entry negates the need to type 'www.' and '.com' of an address; Instant Search displays a list of matching websites previously visited or bookmarked as a URL is typed; Next and Previous History allows fast access to any previously visited site; Instant full screen previews of up to 8 individual Tabs/Web Pages.
In addition to refining the basics of web browsing, Portal also empowers users with 4 innovative features; Research Mode, Search Providers, User Profiles and Stealth Mode.
* Research Mode allows a user to define a topic and associated key phrases that are automatically highlighted during browsing to make finding important information fast and easy. Pages can be saved as a separate Research Bookmark, Rated and even shared via email.
* Search Providers allows a user to search over a dozen built-in popular websites directly from the Portal user interface or add their own favourite sites to search.
* User Profiles allow multiple unique browsing profiles to be created, each with their own settings, browsing history, bookmarks and privacy settings.
* Stealth Mode is similar to the now popular 'Private Browsing' but allows a user to store settings, browsing history and bookmarks all completely hidden.
Portal is built upon Webkit, and delivers industry standard web page rendering, stability and speed. Other features include; Find in Page, Air Print, Email, File Downloading, Browser Identity and comprehensive built-in user guide.
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 3.1.3 or later (iOS 4.0 Tested)
* Supports iPhone 4 Retina Display
* 4.3 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Portal 1.01 is $1.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Utilities category.
Founded in 2010, Light Pillar is an independent developer of iOS software with an aim for Best-in-Class and innovation above and beyond the expected. Copyright (C) 2010-2011 Light Pillar. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.