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ibibo mobile browser hits six mn downloads

MUMBAI: Online social network ibibo says that its iBrowser on the mobile has clocked six million downloads since its formal launch in December 2011, with 50 per cent of these coming as monthly active users.


Facebook and Zedge are the top two mobile sites followed by Getjar, Google and ibibo.


The mobile browser has been brought in India jointly by Ibibo Group and China’s leading Internet company, Tencent. Tencent in China runs the mobile browser, named as QQ Browser which has 330 million users.


ibibo iBrowser is currently available for Android, Symbian and Java based phones, which together cover 90 per cent of all mobile handsets in India. The Browser comes preloaded on multiple mobile handsets like Huawei, LG, Spice and Lemon. Users can also download iBrowser from Mobango, Android Marketplace, Getjar, Samsung Appstores, Nokia Ovi and Airtel Appstore.


iBrowser is well received by the mobile Internet community across India, the company said.


Core features of ibibo iBrowser :


- Navigation with Indian sites pre-embedded in the iBrowser and segregated as per categories.


- Search inside iBrowser is powered by Google, Yahoo and Bing.


- Users can open multiple WAP sites in different tabs (very similar to web browsers).


- Unique multi-threaded download feature, where users can check the status of all downloads in one view.


- URL auto-completion feature makes it effortless for users to access popular sites.


- iBrowser offers a feature called Night Surfing Mode that protect users’ eyes in the dark and makes extended browsing more comfortable.


- Users can customise and personalize the look of their iBrowser skin.


- iBrowser works on a free-link technology that makes wireless networks more stable.

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