While we brought over all the great content and features from the iPad you love - the endless visual stream, pivoting to categories, sources and people, lightweight sharing of the best content, we had to redesign several areas to fit the phone. For example, we knew content had to show up even faster, so you can dip in and out quicker. And because you’re more likely to be on a cellular connection, we had to be sensitive to your data plan. Perhaps most interestingly, we had to tweak gestures and navigation so the whole app could be usable with just your thumb.
That’s right - with Rockmelt you can browse the whole Internet with just your opposable thumb. Tap a story to read it, swipe it to the left to close it, or swipe it to the right to save it for later. Thumbs up!
We know you love to share the great stuff you find on Rockmelt. And Rockmelt emotes (the LOLs, Aww’s, Hmm’s..) are more popular than sharing to Facebook, Twitter or email - in fact, on average you are emoting 4 things a day! So for the iPhone, we made emoting more accessible and more fun.
Directly manipulating tiles is a big part of exploring the web on Rockmelt. Want to keep a story for later - swipe it right to the sidebar; want to get rid of something - swipe it left to hide; want to read more - tap on it; done with a web page - swipe left to close. We’ve reworked and refined these to work even better (for your thumb) on the iPhone.
Lots of you have an iPad and an iPhone so now, if you login on your iPhone and iPad, everything syncs! Find something cool on your phone you want to come back to when you have more time on your iPad? Just swipe it to the right and it will show up on all your devices with Rockmelt.
Many more bug fixes and performance enhancements were also part of this release. Click here to download and start exploring the best of the web.