When Coast by Opera was launched exclusively for iPad, I was bowled over by its sheer minimalistic approach and bold attempt at re-imagining the traditional browser in an entirely new avatar.
Now the Opera team behind this project has released a first update to the browser app adding few refreshing features. For music buffs. the update brings music app directly baked into the browser. Suppose you go to Soundclound webpage and to a particular music page, the browser automatically starts playing it. To add an extra visual impact, a small animation of graphic equalizer sits pretty on the website’s icon. Additionally, it allows to control music on the webpages from the iOS lockscreen.
Coast by Opera already allowed customization option for its homescreen by allowing the user to choose a picture from a website, taking it forward the new update give s the user option to choose your own pictures on the iPad.
The new update also improves the PDF document handling in Coast. The new update also has few minor updates under the hood to make the browser app more efficient.