The Dolphin browser has earned quite a following, by offering a healthy mix of speed and features. Now the company is opening up its offerings to further expansion though an open API service called Garage. The new portal opens up 150 APIs to third party developers who might want to build upon Dolphin's solid browser base, or integrate their web apps. As part of the launch of the Garage, four new add-ons have been added to the Dolphin repository. Dropbox, Evernote, Pocket and Wikipedia all now tie directly in to the browser's UI, exposing all the important features of those services. For more, check out the PR after the break and the Garage portal at the source.
Dolphin Announces Open API With Over 50 Add-ons Including Dropbox and Wikipedia
Dolphin Garage Gives Developers Access to Dolphin's API, Also Available Through Adobe's PhoneGap
June 28, 2012 – San Francisco, CA – GOOGLE I/O - Dolphin Browser, the most popular third-party browser on Android and iOS and only Gesture and Voice enabled browser, today announced the launch of Dolphin Garage, which opens the Dolphin Browser API to allow for third-party development. Dolphin also announced four new Add-ons from Dropbox, Pocket, Evernote and Wikipedia that show off Dolphin Garage's powerful capability. In addition, Dolphin Garage also supports Web apps based on Adobe's PhoneGap, which enable faster HTML5 Web app deployment.
Dolphin Garage gives developers access to more than 150 Dolphin internal APIs including various browser UI and interactions, while also providing a runtime sandbox environment to allow developers to create their own experiences within Dolphin Browser.
Powered by Dolphin Garage, users can now seamlessly experience the following on Dolphin:
• Dropbox: allows users to download anything and everything directly to Dropbox from within Dolphin.
• Evernote: helps users to grab any Web content from Dolphin and save it to Evernote.
• Pocket: allows users to save any page with one click from within Dolphin, then view later on any device, anywhere.
• Wikipedia: powered by PhoneGap, allows users to search Wikipedia from Dolphin and open 20 million Wiki articles in 280 languages, without needing to install a native app.
"Dolphin Browser already contains 50 plus Add-ons that have been installed over 14 million times," said Yongzhi Yang, CEO. "Dolphin Garage empowers even more developers to build any Add-on or PhoneGap-based Web app they want and allows more Dolphin users to discover their app."
The Dolphin team will be demoing Dolphin Garage and the new Add-ons today from 3-5pm PT at San Francisco's Moscone Center South - Room 200. To learn more about Dolphin Garage, go to http://dev.dolphin-browser.com/
Dolphin is the most popular third-party browser on Android and iOS and only Gesture and Voice enabled browser available today. Developed by MoboTap, a mobile technology company committed to improving the way people experience the mobile Web through their smartphone devices, Dolphin has been downloaded over 16 million times across Android and iOS phones and tablets. MoboTap is led by an international team of proven engineers and entrepreneurs and backed by leading venture capitalist firm Sequoia Capital.