[APP][2.1+] Javelin Browser - Adblock, KitKat Transparency, VPN, True Multi-tasking

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Optimissimus99

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Awesome Browser. Loads pages very fast. Awesome design, buyed pro immedialy, But: On my tegra 3 it is very laggy. On my tablet (MTK 6589) it is very fluid. I hope you can increase smoothness on t3 devices. Because Lightning runs very well on tablet. Phone is an Optimus 4XHD (T3 1.5GHz , 1GB of RAM)
 

fer2503

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i did a factory reset on the phone but i saved the file sdcard/javelin/javelin_bookmarks. i try to move it in the same folder after wipe but i can't see my bookmarks. Any solution?
 

RASTAVIPER

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Do you also have crazy Ram drain with Javelin 4.1.3?
Only by opening a few tabs, I lose immediately like 250-350mb of Ram.
Only for this reason I can't make Javelin my default browser.

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Hey mateim loving this browser it's fast and looks great but I have 2 small issues, the first is the ad blocker misses some ads on some site but it does seem to get most though, and second when I synced my chrome bookmarks it put them all there in perfect order but right at the bottom there is lots of duplicate bookmarks over and over again but this is still my favourite browser
 
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talalalal

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A great start. I think this browser has the opportunity to make waves. A personal gripe that prevents me from using it is that I can't get it to run in full screen mode (maybe I'm doing something wrong?). I force fullscreen on my phone using gmd. Other apps fill the screen but javelin leaves an empty bar on top (image attached). Can you please suggest a solution?

A second feature I think could really distinguish Javelin from the masses of browser apps would be an option to move the search/address bar and navigation controls to the bottom of the screen (and have them rise above the keyboard when typing). As we trend towards larger phones it's inconvenient to reach up to the top of the screen to enter a search. Have spoken to a number of people who would second this feature request, supply and you've got yourself a winner.
 

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cina

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Hi!

Great user experince here so far.
I found the localization list but I cannot figure out how to download and apply hungarian translation. Any tutorial on that? Do I need to register on getlocalization.com?

Thanks,
Cina.

Ps: I've got pro...

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Blinkenn

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Hi there,

can anyone tell me what's the difference between Javelin Incognito Browser and Javelin Browser? They both seems to have same function, size, ...and lack of information on play store about it, isn't good as well.

Also, I founf this under article of AndroidPolice...

- Sketchy permissions like "Your accounts - find accounts on the device". The developer used this permission to harvest email accounts on user's devices (without informing them!) then sent unsolicited emails to those accounts. People were really pissed off because they were getting emails sent to their work email account from the developer of some porn browser for Android. Another one "Your location - precise location (GPS and network-based)" while normal for a regular browser, is not needed for an app that labels itself as a "private browser".


Any strong arguments against this?


ad.

I really suggest developer to make a proper FAQ, because lack of information about this make me suspicious (and your short activity on XDA doesn't help... I mean, profile created march 2014... )

This developer continues to abuse his users privacy and solicit for his new indiegogo campaign:
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=8974344
 
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wilpang

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Importing bookmarks

Hi guys,

Do you know how I can import my chrome bookmarks to Javelin? I tried the sync and nothing seems to happen...

I have recently downloaded it as a rival to Chrome

My Chrome bookmarks are only in my mobile bookmarks on Z1 Compact as I don't use the desktop version which is most likely the issue

Any insight would be useful as I don't fancy manually doing it and then delete if I start to prefer Chrome later on

Regards
 
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CrashTestDroid

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Problem with the latest version: everybody who bought it lost the purchase, it's acting like we need to buy it again. Feedback from TONS of users says the same. Spirit mode is missing too.

I'd love to know what is going on here.
 

haism007

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i DONT KNOW WHY DEV .DONT TASTe ....PEOPLE ATTACHMENTS

This developer continues to abuse his users privacy and solicit for his new indiegogo campaign:
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=8974344

:good::good::good:


but you are we are they all in

Android Development and Hacking

hacking the guy didnt lie he is doing it ..its



READ THAT 1 ST PEOPLE



AND I BELIVE EVERY DEVOLOPER DIDNT MAKE WORK 4 FREE


ISNT

NO ONE WORK R FREE


UR OPINIONS....



https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=8974344
 
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    Hi guys,

    It is my opinion that mobile browsers on Android suck because most of them are focused on feature count over ACTUAL mobile usability -- With most mobile browsers to be just a desktop browser squeezed into a small screen.

    So I built Javelin Browser, extending from the very great code-base of Lightning Browser. Like Lightning Browser, Javelin is light-weight, and super-fast.

    But that is nowhere enough. To get the mobile part right, here’s what I did.

    • MINIMAL DESIGN to be minimalistic, intuitive, and beautiful.
    • ADDED ADBLOCK natively, using the implementation of Adblock Plus with Easylist.
    • ONE-TOUCH gesture per action
    • READ EASILY with a reading mode just like Pocket app, Instapaper, Readability, etc.

    Download now: Search for Javelin Browser on Google Play

    Official Website: JavelinBrowser.com

    My email address: [email protected]

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    Click here for more images.

    This is an on-going project. As of April 2014, this is my second month into this. I’m commited to the Javelin project for at least the next 2 years. Let me know what you think!

    Next release:

    • Fully featured Omnibox (It'll resemble that more of Firefox rather than Chrome - The suggestions will will lean slightly towards web-history/bookmarks over than web-search)
    • Bookmarks.. Chrome Bookmarks import for one. (I personally want this)

    In the pipeline:

    * Javelin on Android Wear
    * Link Bubble: Oh man, I love the idea. But it is really just chatheads + preloading of URLs and showing an overlay of a webview. It lacks a full browser backend. So yes. I plan to implement some sort of Chathead + Preloading feature in the very near future.

    ----

    Addendum (full disclosure):

    - Javelin is a forked project of Lightning Browser, under Apache License 2.0. Here's the link to the repo: https://github.com/anthonycr/Lightning-Browser

    - As is with the app permissions, the app does register your email addresses to identify you as a user, and from time-to-time, you might receive a newsletter that you can opt-out anytime.
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    Hi there,

    can anyone tell me what's the difference between Javelin Incognito Browser and Javelin Browser? They both seems to have same function, size, ...and lack of information on play store about it, isn't good as well.

    Also, I founf this under article of AndroidPolice...



    Any strong arguments against this?


    ad.

    I really suggest developer to make a proper FAQ, because lack of information about this make me suspicious (and your short activity on XDA doesn't help... I mean, profile created march 2014... )

    A lot of these issues are actually addressed.

    Here's Javelin's privacy policy: http://javelinbrowser.com/privacy

    Here's my comment on my single silly mistake on sending a single newsletter which backfired:http://www.reddit.com/r/Android/com...he_web_with_javelin_stack_link_bubble/chmiay7

    Javelin is forked from Lightning Browser, no point rewriting an entire browser when I could take what is awesome and make it even better. That's the point of Open Source. If you go back afew pages, you can see Anthony posting here. He is the author of Lightning Browser, you can ask him what he thinks of this.

    I think I've come far enough to prove that I don't "steal code". I mean, I wrote the entire Stack code myself. That is not part of Lightning Browser. As is with AdBlock, Proxy, UI, and all the different optimizations that I've added to Lightning. Why does nobody accuse me of stealing code for these features?

    In fact, I've been running proxy services for Singapore and UK for more than a year now. See getgom.com / goawaycameron.co.uk .

    Besides, my name is clear and out. I'm Steven Goh from Singapore. Google my history.

    I have no idea why, but I'm constantly attacked by other browser devs. If you read the comment, it is _obvious_ that it is the dev of Frost Browser who is attacking me. Oh well. I can only continually prove my critics wrong by delivering a better product, again and again.

    And of course, your support.
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    Hello everyone, I have just pushed out v3.2.0.

    In this release, the primary focus is on improving the reading mode by 10X, and I think it is achieved. Not just is the accuracy very much improved, but it also does images now :)

    The secondary focus was taking Stack a step further as a REAL browser. This is why in this release, you can do a whole lot more with links opened in Stack. Like download files, long press links, etc.

    Here's the changelog:

    - (NEW) Open tabs/bookmarks in Stack
    - (NEW) Reading mode in stack
    - (NEW) Reading mode now extract images
    - (NEW) Guide to gestures (in settings)
    - (NEW) Downloads in Stack
    - (NEW) Handle long press with links/images in Stack
    - (IMPROVEMENT) 10x improvement to Reading mode's accuracy
    - (IMPROVEMENT) Select text in Reading mode
    - (IMPROVEMENT) More gestures in Stack
    - (IMPROVEMENT) Sharing links will now share page title as subject
    - (IMPROVEMENT) Stack has now better memory/cpu management
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    2.1.0 released!

    Ok I'll load up an emulator to test this :)

    I just spent the entire day overhauling the Reading mode. Now it works KICK-BUTT!

    Also fixed the bug where Adblock is being oversensitive and blocking some sites such as YouTube.

    And I just added immersive mode with transparent navigation bar and status bar (KITKAT only). And damn. It looks GREAT!

    I have quite a few more TODOs to complete, I hope to release something tonight or tomorrow!

    PS: I need 10 posts to post links and images. But be sure I'll do that once I reach my requisite post count :)
    PSS: You guys are great! Keep the feedback coming!
    PSSS: I love the pie control too, if you get what I mean :) It'll come.

    Just published a significant update (v2.1.0). Here's what's changed:

    - New icon!
    - Reading mode now 10X better! (Overhauled engine)
    - (KitKat) Transparent navigation/status bars with Immersion mode
    - Smarter AdBlock (Some sites like YouTube were previously not working very well on AdBlock, now they are working perfect)
    - Haptic feedback on long press events
    - Bookmark now scrolls properly
    - Plenty of bug/crash/tiny additions/fixes/etc

    It should be live in the store in 1 hour's time :)
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    Version 3.0.8 published (Live in 1 hour's time). This is a bug-fix release.

    (BUG FIXES)

    - Stack now detect incoming calls and will minimize browsers accordingly
    - Downloads will no longer close tabs
    - Rotating the phone will now properly hide/unhide Stackheads
    - Javelin in landscape now show layout properly

    (NEW)

    - You can now open windows in background
    - You can now open links that open other apps
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