Snap Browser is a free web browser built with lightness in mind. It uses a custom webkit that I'm gonna to release to everyone
that allows web pages to be loaded in milliseconds compressing them before your visit. Packed with top-notch features, available thanks to
awesome open source projects, Snap Browser will replace your daily browser letting you to enjoy the web again.
Note. This browser is based on the amazing UltimateBrowserProject by balzathor released under Apache 2.0 with tailored customizations
to the internal webkit (that I'm going to release to everyone) and with a new power saver mode. Snap Browser won't follow UBP's further developments
and they're going to be two separate projects.
- Custom Homepage
- Custom WebKit for higher performances
(view the source, available soon)
- Loads links in background
- Switch tabs through swipe
- Custom user agent
- Custom search engine
How The Power Saving Algorithm Works
Snap Browser introduces a custom web kit that reproduces the Google Chrome one, this time without 20MB of bloatware
(Snap is only 700kb) and without also collecting data about your navigation habits.
In both versions (Free - Pro) Snap Browser, when possible, connects to a proxy over HTTP/2 where the HTTP/TCP requests are processed.
Anyway due the costs of servers the Data Compression Algorithm will work far better on the Pro version where there is the possibility
to enable-disable it directly in the options (the free version has a limited amount of compressing requests).
Doing lots of tests the battery drainage is very low, so this feature won't affect your battery life too much.
This project couldn't exist without other awesome developers that have allowed me to save time
of work offering their open source codebase, by the way now that is all set up Snap Browser will move
into a different direction respect their open source counterparts. I'm planning to release the tweaked webkit I used,
the compression algorithm anyway will remain closed.
- balzathor for the great UltimateBrowserProject
- Kiran Rao for its android-ago library
- Anthony (ACR Development) for the grayscale rendering technique
- Roman Nurik for its Swipe-to-dimiss-library
If any of these developers find out that Snap Browser doesn't match all the license of these codes
please PM me and I'll be happy to solve the issue!
Mod Edit: dead link removed.
Stay tuned for further updates and a sincere thank you! :laugh:
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