Opera Coast 3.0 for iPhone and iPad

  • Finally we can share the good news with you: we have released Opera Coast for iPhone!

    It's been a lot of work and late nights for the Opera Coast team, but at last Opera Coast 3.0 is available in the app store. If you previously used the iPad version, there are parts of it you will recognize, but also several new ideas that we think you will like. The main differences from the iPad versions are:

    • You can swipe down anywhere to open search
    • Search is very different and optimized for a smaller screen. There are big changes in how we present/animate the google search autocompletion, and we love the transitions between Opera Coast search and the Google results page. Try pulling down to go back to search!
    • Recent Sites and the safety information are improved for the smaller screens

    We have also added several features that are new in both the iPad version and the iPhone version:

    • Inside the search interface we are now recommending sites we like, both local and trending sites.
    • We added a new way of choosing custom backgrounds. Long press in the home screen to check it out.
    • We have changed the style for menus when long pressing on images, links and similar.

    Of course we also worked on more of the general stuff: LOTS of bug fixes, stability fixes, performance improvements, startup time fixes, etc, are included. Notice that the animation when opening sites in the home screen is a bit faster? Lots of small tweaks like that.

    Oh and I almost forgot. If you have an iPhone and an iPad, try enabling iCloud if you don't have it enabled. We are automatically syncing tiles from your home screen across your devices, and you don't have to set up anything! It also should work great as a backup if you only have one device. So head over to http://opr.as/coast to download it in the app store and let us know what you think in these forums.

    Tell us what you think about Opera Coast and join the discussion here. We also have a bug wizard: https://bugs.opera.com/wizard/coast/

    We also got an FAQ over here: http://www.opera.com/help/coast

    Enjoy Opera Coast!

  • Already set as my standard browser šŸ™‚

    I'm missing scroll-to-top-functionality by tapping the status bar though.

  • My device just updated to version 3.00. All the tiles I had saved over month of work are gone. Can I get them back?
    Thank you

  • @christoph142: scroll to top by tapping the status bar should work! At least in portrait mode. Are you talking about landscape mode?

    @beauchamp-p: Oh no, that is really unfortunate... I think the easiest is if we can contact you through a bug report. We do take a backup in case the database is found to be corrupted, so it is possible we can restore some data, but I cannot promise anything...

    https://bugs.opera.com/wizard/coast/

  • No, I'm talking about portrait mode (iPhone 4, iOS 7.0.4)
    Restarting Coast doesn't fix it either. It's permanently broken over here.

  • @alexremen

    I'm frustrated. I downloaded the new Coast for Ipod, and for a while it had the same tiles as my Coast for Ipad. Then suddenly all the tiles switched on both. They are just junk tiles now, nothing I wanted. I had spent months building what I wanted on the Ipad (like beauchamp-p). I should not not have downloaded Coast for Ipod. And while I am hesitant to restore the Ipad as it may do it again, I'm going to try to restore it. I remember most of what i had. I uninstalled Coast for Ipod. I'm not going to redownload the Coast for Ipod. I think that triggered the problem.

  • I restored the bulk of what I had. Now if it zaps me again . . .

  • Bug report about bug reporting: ^^

    Coast's bug report confirmation email begins with

    "Dear Coast by Opera User,"

    instead of

    "Dear Opera Coast User,"

  • Love Coast šŸ™‚

    Will Opera be adding Opera Link to this browser? I know I can use iCloud sync to go between my iPod / Pad / Phone but what about going from say my iDevice to Android? Or moving between Coast and Opera Mini (for those times when I have a bad connection)?

  • Application of Opera Coast on the iPhone will be equipped with a myriad of features when you update to the latest 3.0 version.

    Basically, it's good for iPad and iPhone users, application updates Opera Coast version 3.0 will bring many new features for both include suggestions for finding popular sites. This application is also updated to make performance improvements in search and start up faster than ever. In addition, the update version 3.0 is also equipped with the ability to reload a specific site when the network is weak or no network at all. Lastly, there is a new feature in Opera Coast 3.0 also can allow you to navigate certain popular content easily.

    *)news source : [URL="settingcomputers.blogspot.com/2014/04/opera-coast-alternatives-browser-for.html"]Opera Coast, Alternatives Browser for iPhone Has Been Released[/URL]

  • The Opera Coast update: 3.01, and the official announcement.

    The change log:
    ā€¢ Lots of stability fixes
    ā€¢ Scrolling in Gmail works
    ā€¢ Performance improvements for iPhone 4
    ā€¢ Prevents ads from opening the app store automatically
    ā€¢ iCloud sync fixes
    ā€¢ Fixed searching with Chinese keyboards

  • I love this browser very much, browsing web pages is just like playing game. So much of fun!

    But.. I feel that this browser not very suitable on slow connection because I can only wait, can't switch to other tabs just like conventional browser do.

  • Hello,

    Is there an Android version in the pipeline?

  • I want to know how does the browser decide the search engine(Google or Baidu)?

    I'm using Simplified Chinese as system language and I'm at HK. When I first installed and used Coast on my iPhone, the UI is Chinese, of course, and the search engine is Google, which I'm quite used to. Then the second day I opened the browser, the search engine changed to Baidu (I think the website suggestions also changed from international websites to more Chinese websites).

    Since I can use Google without any connection problem, a default search engine like Baidu is really annoying and usually not useful at all. Also now on Coast if you start a search from the search bar with Baidu, it will show you a PC view of Baidu.com, but not the mobile view.

    I'm curious that why it suddenly changed the default search settings? Besides, any setting or function can be simplified, but please let us decide which search engine to use.

  • Nice opera

  • @cangyuyao: Change the system region from China to Hong Kong and it should switch the next time you open Coast.

  • Look! This is your opera coast! bravo!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ls5-HdO-ttU

  • @cangyuyao: Change the system region from China to Hong Kong and it should switch the next time you open Coast.

    Thanks a lot! I didn't realize ios has an region setting. Finally done with google search...

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