Instead of using brand new technology just for us, Gizmeo.com & Zockerseele.com in this case, we created something new for everyone to use: YAABy. Which stands for: YetAnotherAndroidBrowser. With a little y at the end, to stand out from the pack.
Get it here:
Basically it uses the same technology as our other Android-Apps: Webkit does the rendering and other browser-stuff.
We enhanced the experience in two critical ways:
a) an address bar for your URLs
b) a secure SSL-connection to the one and only EU-certified search engine Startpage as main feature
This app is still in Beta, but there should be no big problems already. This is really a work in progress, don’t expect too much. Updates will be delivered from time to time, new features will only be implemented if it makes sense to me or if the users really need it. Feedback welcome.
One of the main problems with a lot of web browsers on Android is they are simply too huge and not running on low powered devices. With YAABy you only need FroYo and you’re good to go.
Welcome to our family, YAABy!
the aethyx staff
This is a completely new field for us, but we are happy to be there: Right now it is also possible to enjoy our projects on Android devices!
Due to the fact these zines are those with the most visitors this step is quite logical of course.
What we can say for now is that these apps won’t be our last. Android is a completely new way to experience consumer electronics. It is very likely that we will write more apps. And of course these will also be stand alone applications which might not be directly associated with our new media ambitions. There is so much more you can code. If you find the time…
But remember: This is just a starting point. We begin to understand what Android does and so are these first two apps. Don’t expect too much of them, we are not backed by a mega corporation (which has its advantages, btw), so we are not able to pay for hundreds of programmers and stuff. This needs time. And these apps are just several weeks “old”.
In the meantime we hope to enrich your lifes even more. This a whole leap forward. We hope to keep up the pace. See it as a free & open surplus of what we do.
Read you soon,
all the best,
the aethyx staff