Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Thursday, July 30, 2009
It seems google had changed the way how a quicksearch works. As the rendering engine is based on webkit you may encounter problems using google by the quick search bar. As I'm currently abroad, I'm will not be able to fix this issue until I'm going to return home at the and of august.
In the meantime you may use the following link for your search needs:
sorry for any inconvenience caused and I wish everyone a nice summertime!
Best greets from Manila!
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Saturday, July 11, 2009
Friday, June 26, 2009
I'm very happy to announce: fgBrowser 2.6 is finally released!
I dedicate this release to the one and only MICHAEL JACKSON!
But the Private fgBrowser 2.6 update is still in review und should be available soon! It features also the "touch loading indicator icon to STOP loading" and some iPhone 3.0 improvements. Currently if you are using 2.5 on a prior 3.0 device everything will work fine. With 3.0 AND the PRIVATE version you will encounter problems following some links. This issue is already fixed in 2.6.
I'm currently emailing with apple about the AutoFill feature. Hope fgBrowser will soon utilize this one.
So long, hope you like the new icon design,
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Unfortunately Apples SDK and approval processes are against me. The 2.6 update of the normal fgBrowser is still pending. They also got several flaws which I have to find workarounds for it, to make an easer and faster and nicer to use webbrowser for the iPhone. I dream of the day when I touch a link in the mail app and fgBrowser opens. I'm currently in touch with the apple developer stuff to bring new features like AutoFill; Image Saving and many many (History Autocompletion -> search...) more to you! I don't give up, even if the way will be a very rocky one.
Hope 2.6 will be released soon. Until then, if there are any issues / comments about fgBrowser just write me fgBrowser@gmail.com
Sunday, May 31, 2009
After several e-mails and a phone call from the reviewer team, its finally available as an update in the AppStore.
Sunday, May 3, 2009
- discrete name & new icon (upon request from GB)
- easy bookmark import via safari (with bookmarklet)
- a passcode protected bookmark section (upon request of the US-iTunes AppStore)
- fast scroll to top / bottom
- remember last orientation / autorotation lock
- customize per general setting
- able to flip the history back gesture (upon request from Japan)
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
- enable / disable Scroll-To-Top feature (tap on the top scrolls to the top of the page)
- enable / disable Scroll-To-Bottom feature (tap on the bottom scrolls to the bottom of the page)
- force language of google search (Upon request from Hong Kong)
- enable / disable "remember last orientation" --> this feature allows you to use fgBrowser as a landscape browser. With this option enabled fgBrowser remembers your last orientation and the autorotation state. After starting fgBrowser a short flashing lock/unlock icon informs you about the current autorotation state (enabled = open lock or disabled = closed lock). (Upon request from Japan. They like to browse always in landscape mode)
- saving pictures -> double tap on the image to zoom in and press "sleep/wake button" and home button together. You will see a short white flashing of the screen, and your image will be saved under the camera roll (works in every fgBrowser version)
Value: High a the current price
Would I Buy Again: Absolutely
Learning Curve: Medium- visit the developer page and become fmailiar with the gestures before you start using it
Who Is It For: People who do a lot of browsing on the iPhone
What I Like: fullscreen, multitouch works well
What I Don’t: requires learning new approach to site navigation, need to be able to tap the screen with various numbers of fingers to browse- would not have been usable in the first months after my wrist surgery
Final Statement: I REALLY like this browser. It is the first 3rd Party browser I will actually use.
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Apple has just approved my "fgBrowser - multitouch fullscreen web browser" 2.0. and
I hope you enjoy the new features and improved speed. I've changed the name so everybody knows that they do not have to shake their lovely iPhones for fullscreen browsing.
Some people asked for a "private" one, and why there are 2 versions of fgBrowser:
So let me explain:
It is hard to make a private browser and a "history" able browser in one app. Not because it would be hard to code. Noo! It is hard because you (as a user) can't really distinguish if you are now surfing private or not.
So if you wan't to surf to some adult sites, just start fgB Private. For all other sites just use your normal fgBrowser!
so long.... spread the word :-)
Thank you for so many very good reviews. I wanna say thank you! You guys blown my mind away! There is also a review at a Swiss blog (in German language) : http://www.iphone-blog.ch
Sunday, April 12, 2009
I'm very happy to announce the first update for BOTH gesture based fullscreen browsers fgBrowser (the white one) and fgB Private (the red one).
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
This is the first PRIVATE FULLSCREEN and GESTURE based browser exclusively for the iPhone and iPod Touch. The whole internet just a flick with your finger away. LAUNCH - PROMO!
Stay always private. Just press the home button. All traces are wiped out immediately!!!!
You have the ability to set bookmarks with those cute little icons (FAVICON), a default homepage and much more!
fgBrowser supports many different kind of gestures to give you the control over your browser. To get started touch your screen with 3 fingers at once... This brings your bookmark and search and url screen up immediately...
Don't waste the space. Use every inch of your display and gain about 40% more visible space of your website.
One of the BEST things about fgBrowser is: No need to shake your device to get to the functions.
Just use the built in GESTURES or touch with 3 fingers simultaneously!
To perform a 2 finger swipe you don't have to be fast or super kind... You only have to perform a swipe for about an half inch with 2 fingers. (see screenshot)
Important: Move your fingers this half inch parallel. Because otherwise it will be interpreted as "pinch zoom"! If you have any further question, go and visit my blog: matthiasgasser.blogspot.com feel free to post any inquiry there in the comments.
- fullscreen and snappier -> fast)
- no long time history, really private browsing with bookmarks
- several gestures with visual feedback
-> 2 finger swipe left: session history back
-> 2 finger swipe right: session history forward
-> 2 finger swipe up: disable/enable accelerometer (for your convenience in bed ;) )
-> 2 finger swipe down: bring up a menu with several options (add/remove bookmark, send link via email, open in safari, set as homepage)
- session history -> use gestures to navigate back and forward
- you may add bookmarks
- view them by date
- or view them by hit count
- fast edit mode
- displays favicons beside bookmark for to give you a stunning bookmark feeling
- real Google MOBILE Search. You see the results probably formatted for your iPhone.
- opens automatically your homepage (set via 2 finger swipe down gesture)
- email current page
- for your convenience: open in safari
- statusbar visible in bookmark view (for eg. time, batterie info, wireless status)
- styled program icon ;)
- no need for shaking your iPhone / iPod
- much more to come ...
Touch with 3 fingers anywhere at the screen to open the bookmark screen. There you may enter a url, start a google search. Or just tap on a site your favorite site. To add a bookmark use the 2 finger swipe down gesture and select "add to favs". If you like to remove a bookmark you may do so by using the swipe gesture again, or hit the edit button in the bookmark view.
Your bookmarks a sorted 2 different ways:
Hit - Count: Every time you visit a bookmark the hit-counter increases by one -> Ordered by hit-count -> Higher hit-counter on top
Date: Your bookmarks ordered by last access date/time.
For every visit the bookmark gets a higher rank in the "Hit Count" view.
You may view your visited pages historically by visit date. So you use the "Date" view.
I've you like certain websites you may add it to your "Favs" view either by using the "2-finger-swipe-down" gesture or you switch in the "Edit" mode and just tap on each page you like.
The date under the page title shows your very last visit date of the particular page. The number in the bracelets represents the hit-count
3 finger down: open bookmark and url / google screen
2 finger swipe left: go one page back
2 finger swipe right: go one page forward
2 finger swipe up: de- or activate the accelerometer (if you use the browser in a horizontal position)
2 finger swipe down: bring a action menu for the current page up (add to favs, email this page, open in safari, set as homepage)
"I tested all of the fullscreen browser, and I thought this one was the best. Simple Interface, fast operation, and responsive developer. I'm sticking with this one.""Truly a groundbreaking browser! Great features""This has everything I've been looking for in a fullscreen browser! TRULY FULLSCREEN!! No stupid icon to click on to bring up the URL field. Very intuitive gesture commands, Accelerometer disable option!"