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Dolphin releases gesture-based browser for the iPad

The Dolphin Browser, newly released for the iPad and previously on Android and iPhone, moves on touch gestures.
The Dolphin Browser, newly released for the iPad and previously on Android and iPhone, moves on touch gestures.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • MoboTap has released a gesture-based browser for the iPad
  • Drawing directions on the touchscreen in Dolphin Browser gives it directions
  • Previous versions of Dolphin are on the iPhone and Android devices

(Mashable) -- MoboTap, the creator of the popular Dolphin Browser for Android and iPhone, has unleashed a browser for the iPad.

The app, Dolphin Browser HD, contains all of the gesture control features that have made it a hit on the Android platform. Drawing a "<" will take you back a page, and drawing a ">" will take you forward. Users can also create their own gestures and shortcuts to access their favorite websites or launch browser commands. (We suggest "M" for Mashable.)

The iPad app also includes Dolphin Webzine, the browser's Flipboard-style system for reading web content, tabbing browsing, a URL bar that predicts what website you're going to type, and a speed dial for accessing favorite websites with a quick tap. Users can access their bookmarks by swiping from left-to-right or their open tabs by swiping right-to-left.

Like its iPhone counterpart, Dolphin Browser for the iPad is built on top of Safari. Dolphin Browser for iPad is fast though (we've tested it) and the gesture commands are intuitive for the touchscreen browser. We could see a lot of people removing the Safari App from their App Trays and replacing it with Dolphin.

In July, MoboTap raised $10 million in a funding round led by Sequoia Capital.

Check out the screenshots of the new Dolphin Browser for iPad and let us know in the comments if you're thinking of switching from Safari.

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