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Rockmelt App Released for Android, an Internet Browser and BlinkFeed Had a Baby

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There used to be a web browser I enjoyed before I became heavily involved with Chrome. It was constantly in the beta stage, but it brought Facebook and browsing together, making life easier for someone like myself that was constantly plugged into what my friends were doing. It’s called Rockmelt and it most certainly still exists, the only difference is that now there is an Android app. 

Rockmelt brings the “best of the web” and throws random posts from across the Internet into certain feeds. For example, if you look under the Sports feed, you will be greeted with image and posts about how the Spurs let the championship slip through their fingers last night and other sports-related topics. The same goes for Business, Technology, etc.

If you log into the browser, you can then begin to customize the Rockmelt experience, with following certain sites (such as DL), adding friend’s social network feeds and things of that nature. For these reasons, I have dubbed this the offspring of BlinkFeed and a web browser. That’s essentially what it is.

Features:

  • Navigation that appears when it’s needed and disappears when it’s not
  • Elevator buttons to ensure that you get new content and go right back to where you left off
  • Landscape and portrait views
  • Plus all the normal stuff that makes Rockmelt great

If you are interested, give it a whirl and let us know what you think.

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Via: Rockmelt

  • joejoe5709

    Oh wow! I’ve only spent a few minutes with it, but I really like it! I’m a die hard stock browser fan primarily due to the quick controls. But this browser has some really neat features! I know… I know… we’re all sick of saying it and hearing about it but seriously… if this had quick controls I’d be all over this. I’d ditch all other browsers in a heart beat. As it stands, its got enough features I might poke around when I’m bored of my usual sites and have some time to kill. Thanks Rockmelt!

    • joejoe5709

      This app deserved more attention than it got. 3 Comments? I’ve been using every day since this article. For serious browsing I turn to the stock browser, but this is a fun way to kill time.

  • joejoe5709

    Oh wow! I’ve only spent a few minutes with it, but I really like it! I’m a die hard stock browser fan primarily due to the quick controls. But this browser has some really neat features! I know… I know… we’re all sick of saying it and hearing about it but seriously… if this had quick controls I’d be all over this. I’d ditch all other browsers in a heart beat. As it stands, its got enough features I might poke around when I’m bored of my usual sites and have some time to kill. Thanks Rockmelt!

  • Jumanji242

    I remember when Flock was exactly what you were talking about – the social browser. The social browser is a tough sell on the desktop, but it might make more sense on mobile where flipping apps can sometimes prove to be more difficult for some users.

  • Jumanji242

    I remember when Flock was exactly what you were talking about – the social browser. The social browser is a tough sell on the desktop, but it might make more sense on mobile where flipping apps can sometimes prove to be more difficult for some users.

  • Zach B.

    Aww it’s so adorable!

    Seriously though, this seems pretty interesting. I used the original Rockmelt based on Chomium years ago, and despite a few hiccups, they had a good thing going.