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UC Browser Unveils Open Add-on Platform for Android to Achieve Advanced Infinity
Aug 08, 2013 (09:08 PM EDT)
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- UCWeb, a global leading provider of mobile Internet software and services, launched the 9.2 version of UC Browser for Android, unveiling an open add-on platform to achieve an advanced infinity of personalized browsing experience to its more than 400 million users worldwide, and it will also encourage more third party developers to create a wide array of customized feature add-ons for the UC Browser, bringing more exciting opportunities to ecosystem partners.
What's New for Users
The best refreshment of this popular browser is the addition of an add-on system, allowing third parties to develop add-ons that work on the browser, giving the browser more features or give the user more interactive abilities under certain usage scenarios. Currently, V9.2 comes with the following pre-loaded add ons:
Facebook Photo Uploader:
Many Facebook users have been frustrated when uploading multiple photos to Facebook. This add-on brings users an easier way to upload multiple photos in one step. It also enables push notifications, thus users will not miss messages from their friends once the add-on is installed and running smoothly.
Save Web Pages as PDF
Many UC Browser users have expressed a desire to save high quality webpages, hence UCWeb developed "Save Web Page as PDF" for its add-on system. With this add-on, users can easily save webpages as PDF files to preserve their favorite content in high quality format and transfer them with ease. These files can be quickly accessed through the browser's Download Management system.
Data from the UC Browser shows that downloading RAR or ZIP files from WAP websites without tools to extract is a common complaint from users. With the add-on Unzip, users can extract files in the download manager of UC browser easily.
Taking advantage of Google Translate and Bing, this add-on supports more than 70 languages, allowing users to break through language barriers through both whole page translations and individual word translations.
More innovative add-ons can be found on the add-on panel by pressing the "+" button.
Exciting News for Developers
The add-on platform enables bi-direction communication between the UC Browser and the Android system's services. In this environment, data sharing is much easier and the UC Browser API has been standardized, making it more accessible to third party developers via SDK. Programs created by developers can be used in all operating scenarios of the UC Browser.
This add-on platform, which is expected to be officially open to third party developers soon, is a sincere attempt of balancing the infinite demand for a multifunctional mobile browser and the desire to keep it simple. It deserves much praise for introducing real value to the whole ecosystem.
"The Add-on platform of the UC Browser for Android is only UCWeb's first step in its vision of providing mobile users with a world filled with 'Infinite Possibilities," said Xiaopeng He, Chief Product Officer and Co-founder of UCWeb. "We like to work with participants along the value chain and promote open exchanges between both parties so as to create the best browsing experience for our users."
UCWeb Inc. (UCWeb) is a leading provider of mobile internet software technology and application services. Since its inception in 2004, UCWeb's mission has been to provide better mobile internet experience to billions of users around the world. The flagship product of UCWeb, the UC Browser, is available on more than 3,000 different models of cell phones from over 200 cell phone manufacturers, and is compatible with all mainstream operating systems. Serving over 400 million users in more than 150 countries and regions around the world, the UC Browser is now available in 10 languages including English, Russian, Indonesian, and Vietnamese.
Additional information about UCWeb and UCBrowser can be found at www.ucweb.com
SOURCE UCWeb Inc.