RockMelt for iPhone gracefully goes all thumbs

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RockMelt for iPhone gracefully goes all thumbs

The alternative Web browser RockMelt continues its march on mobile devices by releasing a new iPhone -specific app. RockMelt for the iPhone (download) is not the same version as the iPad app, though. It’s been redesigned so that it can be controlled almost entirely with your thumb, an intentional move to emphasize how people use the socially-focused browser.

“People aren’t reading the New York Times on RockMelt,” said CEO and co-founder Eric Vishria in an interview at CNET’s office in San Francisco earlier this week. “They’re reading these long-tail stories, and that’s indicative of the discovery aspect of RockMelt.”

The new RockMelt for iPhone 'candifies' its social sharing buttons.

(Credit: RockMelt)

As with its tablet counterpart, the iPhone version of RockMelt is more focused on helping you find new and interesting stories. But the process by which you do that is shaped by which device you’re using, and iPhone is most often used with thumbs in landscape or portrait mode.

RockMelt for iPhone is quite intuitive, and its major functions can all be performed with your opposable digit. Tap on a story to read it, swipe to the left to close it, and swipe to the right to save it for later. Tap the RockMelt “R” logo to return to your home stream.

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