Should I favor Opera browser to my users?
bobc02 last edited by
I'm a web app developer, and I started using Opera on Windows about 3 years ago. Since then, its become my default browser. It's common for me to have 12-20 browser windows going, and often 150 tabs open in all those windows at any given time.
I have an Angular8/Java REST web app nearing production. Since Opera is my primary browser, during development I got it all working with Opera, then I'd test using Chrome/Firefox/Edge. Next to Opera, Chrome is the best one that it works on. For mobile, I tested on iOS using Opera/Safari, and on Android I used Opera/Chrome.
My app has 100% functionality on Windows Opera, and it works about 90% on Android Opera, and 75% on iOS Opera. Since all browsers on iOS use Webkit, Opera, Safari, and others, perform about the same. Windows Chrome is about 90%, Windows Firefox is about 60%, and Edge is unusable. I do use Polyfills in my Angular development, but Firefox and Chrome still cannot achieve 100% functionality.
My app is highly HTML5/CSS3 dependent, which accounts for some of the missing functionality. It has a variety of controls, such as sliders, faders, toggles... Also, only Opera can handle the embedded controls that are in the many DataTables I have.
My audience is about 10,000 users that work in the IOTA Tangle - an encrypted data ledger. This audience should be fairly tech savvy, so suggesting that they use Opera does not seem unusual to me.
What do you think?
bobc02 last edited by
Yeah, I guess I will warn users that aren't using Opera, that their browser does not provide 100% compatibility, and recommend that, for Windows, Opera is recommended. For other platforms (iOS, Android...) I will warn that no browser provides 100% compatibility.
Let them explore at their own risk, but don't prevent any browser. I run into this a lot using Opera. It's a PIA to pop into a different browser when you have a flow going.
naheed last edited by
As, @ bobc02 says, I also love this browser as it is compatible enough.
I have recommended the Opera browser to many.
Yet, there are some features remaining but it works like a charm.
The VPN in opera is also free and works very fast, unlike other VPNs.