Posted on Monday, May 6th, 2013 by Etye Sarner
Rockmelt turns the internet into an infinite, image-rich stream of your favorite content delivered straight to you. Incorporating images, short videos, imgurs, and other media from all over the web, Rockmelt will surely have you entertained.
Rockmelt got started in 2009 with a simple vision: make exploring the Web faster and more fun. The majority of computer time is in the browser. In fact, the only activity people do more than browse the Web is sleep. Rockmelt thinks that’s a big opportunity. Founded by Eric Vishria (CEO) and Tim Howes (CTO) based on the observation that the way we all use the Web has changed dramatically while Web browsers have not, Rockmelt is re-imagining what navigating the Web should be: mobile, visual, social, and personalized. Rockmelt made a return to the desktop to change how we discover the best of the Web. An iPad App was launched Oct 2012, iPhone App launched Dec 2012, and Rockmelt for web launched April 2013. Rockmelt brings the best of the internet to you. When you open the app, you’ll find an infinite, image-rich stream of great content – personalized exactly how you want it. You can login to customize your stream, react to the best stories, and share the latest and greatest with friends on your social networks.
Endlessly scroll through articles, images, and stories from your favorite sources or categories. Tap on things that catch your attention, or swipe a tile to the right to save it to read later (even when you’re offline!). Get stories, pictures and videos from your favorite websites as soon as they’re published. Pull down to refresh your content. Play videos by tapping on tiles with a play button. Swipe a tile to the right to save the story for later. Swipe a tile to the left to hide the story from your stream. You can follow your Facebook friends, Twitter followers, or other Rockmelters who read and react to content you love. Their favorite tiles will appear in your stream. Or check out our Most Popular category to see the best of ALL Rockmelt – a great way to see what’s trending each day. React to the ridiculous, aww-inducing, or forward-worthy stories by tapping on one of our six emoticodes: like, lol, want, wtf, aww and hmm. These tiles with your reactions are shared with your Rockmelt followers – and you could even see them in Most Popular.
Once you get familiar with Rockmelt it is easy to tell that there is no shortage of things to explore and discover on it. You can easily spend a few hours just scrolling through endless amounts of all sorts of great media. Although originally set foot into the market by introducing their brand new take on the internet browser, they are now focusing on a content based website. So, without a doubt you can expect that a Rockmelt production will blow you away. Expect great things. Check it out!