The internet started off as a simple innovation meant to achieve a simple goal of sharing documents and linking them together over a network. But with time, it has proven to be the most powerful innovation of our time. With companies like Google bringing in highly interactive and useful applications like the Gmail, Google Maps and Search Engines which essentially, have revolutionized how and for what purpose we use the internet. It now not just for sharing document, but a useful resource for education, entertainment, storage, etc.
With the advent of HTML5and other frameworks like the Famo.us and Ext JS, online applications have become just as resourceful as native applications. The internet was developed with the idea in mind that it will be a decentralized platform, not controlled by any vendor, and become an operating system agnostic platform. The user was meant to experience the internet without being distracted, controlled and conditioned to use it in a certain way or platform.
But this is far from the reality, as every different browser in a bid to outdo the competition makes browsing experience different as user move from one browser to the next. Each browser is hell-bent on setting the internet browsing standards suite their own understanding of the internet. But over the last couple of years this has begun changing, with different browsers trying to offer almost similar set of features. This has made it relatively easier for users to browse the internet from different browsers and still get almost similar browsing experience.
But still, there is an emerging problem, Vendor Lockdown, where browsers are literally pushing and locking users into a specific vendor. By making it harder for users to juggle betweendifferent browsers; take for instance. You cannot change from Google Chrome to Mozilla Firefox and import your profile and settings from the former to the latter, and have the same browsing experience on Firefox as you did on Chrome. This also goes for Opera, Internet Explorer, Safari and any other browsers out there. When you get to the mobile platform, you the experience gets even more different.
Another problem with the current browsers is tabbing. Sure tabs works well when you want to run different sites parallel to each other, and you can even detach tabs and browse different site from different sets of windows. A really awesome feature, I must admit. But you cannot migrate to a different device and still pick off from where you left browsing from the previous device, and find same settings, web pages, tabs and browser windows still open. You will have to start from a fresh on every different device.
Now there’s a new web browsing app that promises to allow you do just that.You could be browsing the internet on your desktop PC while at home. On your way to work, you pull out your tablet and pick up from exactly where you left browsing on your PC back home, and still get exactly the same browsing settings, web pages, tabs, windows, you had on the PC. Even the browsing experience will be the same.
During your lunch break at the cafeteria, you pull out your smartphone and still continue browsing and nothing changes. In the evening while at your office desk, you open your laptop and pick up your browsing where you left off from your smartphone with the same experience as on your earlier devices.
This new application is called The Ahomé Desk. This app allows you to browse from one device, and go to the next device and still maintain exactly the same settings and windows you had on the previous device while giving you the same experience across different platforms. Talk about adaptability and flexibility!
With AhoméDesk, your browsing experience will no longer be tied down to a single platform, vendor, operating system or device. This platform unifies and simplifies how users interact with cloud-based browsing. It’s your simple, easy and intuitive way to create your very own customized and personalized browsing experience across different platforms and devices. Be on the move across different platforms and devices and your browsing settings and windows follows you along.
The application is still in its beta version, but you can judge it for yourself by ‘test-driving’ the preview release on this link. For more information about the Ahomé Desk, it’s release date and about the developer, click here.
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