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[APP][4.0+] Lightning Browser: Open-Source Web Browser

23rd January 2013, 02:34 AM |#1  
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Lightning Browser
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Download Here


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View the source code


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Read xda's review


Features:
● Open Source
● Lightweight
● Follows Android design guidelines
● Well-designed
● Respects your privacy
● Fast

Lightning Browser is a lightweight Android web browser dedicated to delivering a high-quality experience. I'm a full-time student, so updates are not every week, but I am always working on the browser despite what it might seem like. The purpose of this browser is to gain me experience in programming and reaching as many people as possible, not make me money like so many others, and that is what makes me different from other developers.

Navigation:
● Long-press a tab to delete it
● Long-press the back button to exit the browser

Enjoy

Permissions Explanation
● permission.INTERNET - Obviously needed to access the internet :P
● permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE - Needed for downloading files
● permission.READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE - Needed for downloading files
● permission.ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION - Needed for sites that want your location (access is denied by default)
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23rd January 2013, 03:59 AM |#2  
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Re: [APP][2.2+] The Lightning Browser v1.2.5 - the fastest browser around
Nice app, recently reset my phone and this could become one of my main browsers. It loads mobile websites really fast on my sort of low end phone (such as the mobile versions of facebook, google, youtube...etc) Also, I noticed that pages don't actually show it loading, but rather just load. Don't know if out is a bug or helps performance, just putting it out there.
A problem I had was;
Whenever I press the menu button, nothing happens.

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23rd January 2013, 05:41 AM |#3  
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Wow its really fast, simple and powerful
23rd January 2013, 12:41 PM |#4  
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Re: [APP][2.2+] The Lightning Browser v1.2.5 - the fastest browser around
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Originally Posted by PenguinxEnjoi

Nice app, recently reset my phone and this could become one of my main browsers. It loads mobile websites really fast on my sort of low end phone (such as the mobile versions of facebook, google, youtube...etc) Also, I noticed that pages don't actually show it loading, but rather just load. Don't know if out is a bug or helps performance, just putting it out there.
A problem I had was;
Whenever I press the menu button, nothing happens.

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First off, if you're on ICS or above, there is a loading animation but due to problems with backward compatibility it doesn't show up on devices running gingerbread or older. Or are you saying the pages load abruptly?

Second, the menu button does nothing because there are no settings yet, the buttons you see are the buttons you get right now. I'll be adding a menu with settings options in the next update but for right now there's nothing.

Glad you like it
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23rd January 2013, 01:20 PM |#5  
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Re: [APP][2.2+] The Lightning Browser v1.2.5 - the fastest browser around
Nice work!

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23rd January 2013, 03:03 PM |#6  
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Gave it a try and it does seem to load very fast on based my first impressions. Will have to test it out a bit more but this looks like it has potential.
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Re: [APP][2.2+] The Lightning Browser v1.2.5 - the fastest browser around
Could you add an apk file?
Because I can not install from Google Play.

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23rd January 2013, 03:10 PM |#8  
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Re: [APP][2.2+] The Lightning Browser v1.2.5 - the fastest browser around
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Could you add an apk file?
Because I can not install from Google Play.

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Link added for media fire.
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Link added for media fire.

Thank you very much.

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23rd January 2013, 03:53 PM |#10  
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What engine does it use? Shall I assume webkit?
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