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Archive for March, 2012

Win A Dolphin T-shirt with the Dolphin Sonar Trivia Challenge

Happy Friday! We want to celebrate the weekend (like we even need a reason to celebrate!?) with a little Dolphin Sonar Trivia Challenge. Every 9th person to answer wins a Dolphin T-shirt!  Here is the deal: 1. Watch the Dolphin Sonar video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JD3EN48gwhY 2. Answer the question on Facebook page here: http://www.facebook.com/DolphinFans 3. Post the answer in […]

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Mobile Apps: The Myth of Holiday Season Downloads

Having spent many years in eCommerce, the holiday shopping rush in the United States normally begins the day after Thanksgiving, otherwise known as Black Friday. From this day on right up to a couple of days before Christmas is when businesses traditionally make the most money. A lot of times, this is also the period […]

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Add-on digest: Near Me

Dolphin Near Me Add-on allows you to do a quick and easy search on restaurants, banks, coffee, bars, fast food, local business and attractions based on your current location — never get lost again! Based on Google Places, this app operates concurrently with Dolphin HD browser in a different tab so you don’t have to […]

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Smartphone Owners Now Outnumber Users of Basic Phones

In January, we wrote a blog post 2012: The Tipping Point for Mobile which predicts that mobile sales (including tablets) will outnumber desktop and laptop sales this year. Well, we didn’t have to wait long for a milestone to occur. As of February, smartphone owners now outnumber users of more basic phones. 46 percent of the […]

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Dolphin Bookmarks Extension Debuts in Chrome Web Store

UPDATE: Thanks for your support, Dolphin fans! Dolphin Connect extension is availabe again. In the new update, you can not only sync bookmarks and tabs between your desktop and mobile again, but also send webpages/ directions/photos/phone numbers from your desktop to mobile. Download Dolphin Connect extension for Chrome, Firefox, Safari. Today we are excited to launch our first […]

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Mobile Rules the Internet 2012

Considering the sales of mobiles are expected to outnumber PCs it comes as no surprise that internet usage for 2012 will be changing dramatically as well. Based on the numbers predicted for sale of mobile devices and mobile internet usage predictions — mobile is the next frontier of scale. As smartphones and tablets get cheaper […]

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Add-on Digest: Tab Switcher

If your style of browsing is through multiple tabs on Dolphin Browser, then you need Dolphin Tab Switcher Add-on. It’s ideal for quick navigation between tabs when browsing in full screen or reading long web pages. The menu sits at the bottom of the page and lets you toggle between multiple screens — Great for website […]

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Get Your Bookmarks on Mobile and PC!

UPDATE 1/17/2013: Back by popular demand! We have souped up our Chrome, Firefox, Safari desktop extensions, download them now.   With this new release of Dolphin, you can not only sync bookmarks and tabs, but also send webpages/directions/photos/phone numbers from your desktop to mobile. Check out all the ways to use our new features.  Dolphin Connect is hard at work […]

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Have Webcam Will Shop – Image Recognition Checkout Ideal for Mobile

Found that perfect pair of shoes online? Great! Now get the credit card out of your wallet, put it in front of the phone camera and then proceed to click the “buy” button through your mobile phone or tablet. Online payment company Jumio recently launched Netverify — an image recognition technology that turns any webcam into a secure […]

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Dolphin Browser now Available for BlackBerry Playbook

Though Dolphins don’t technically have ears, at Dolphin Browser we do listen. One of the most important things we listen to is user feedback, which has been telling us lately that we should introduce our Browser on the BlackBerry platform. Well, you’ve asked for it and we listened. Now, in addition to iOS and Android, […]

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12 Mobile Factoids for 2012. Did You Know That…

1) 70% of all mobile searches result in action within 1 hour. 2) In Africa, mobile access will be more widespread than access to standing water. 3) Mobile coupons get 10 times the redemption rate of traditional coupons. 4) 77% of job-seekers are using mobile apps in their search. Android is the most-used OS for these on-the-go job […]

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Add-on digest: Dolphin Brightness

Need more contrast because you’re trying to look at your phone in broad daylight? Or do you need less contrast because you’re looking at your phone in a dark space? Dolphin Brightness Add-on is designed to do just that. Reduce your phone’s screen brightness and increase it when you need it. It’s simple to install, easy […]

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Mobile and The Power of Local

The internet — an amazing space that has managed to obscure all boundaries of time and space for communication and access to information. However, when it comes to search relevance and follow-up action, the local web represents the single largest opportunity for national brands. According to Balihoo, the local web is a growing ecosystem of online […]

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Thank you for a Great Mobile World Congress Launch Party

Hey Dolphin friends, Thanks to everyone that came to our Dolphin Sonar Launch Party in Barcelona! It was a huge success and we are glad you were able to share the excitement, tapas and cava with us. And for those of that were not able to join, we missed you but you don’t have to miss everything. Check […]

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Mobile Shopping Valentines Stats 2012

After Christmas, Valentine’s Day is the holiday with the second highest spend. This year was no exception with $17.6 billion spent. A chart by  NRF’s 2012 Valentine’s Day survey conducted in January shows how tablet and smartphone owners were planning to incorporate mobile solutions into their Valentine’s Day purchases. Based on the information above on research and […]

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Add-on Digest: Speed Dial

Feel the need for some browsing speed? Well, that’s exactly what Dolphin Speed Dial Add-on does. Access your favorite sites with one click of a button and within seconds, you’re there! Oh yeah, it’s THAT fast! Here are the steps on how to get some speed onto your browser. L-R Step One: Swipe towards left of […]

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How Americans Use Their Phones in Purchasing Decisions

According to a recent Pew Internet study, more than half of adult cell phone owners used their cell phones while they were in a store during the 2011 holiday season to seek help with purchasing decisions — during a 30 day period before and after Christmas. Here are some interesting habits by Americans when it […]

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Dolphin Joins with KDDI for “au Smart Pass”

Dolphin Browser is pleased to announce our newest partnership with Japanese telecom powerhouse, KDDI. In this version, Dolphin has created a customized version for KDDI’s “au Smart Pass” which can be found in “Cool Apps” section. For this special version, it is only available to KDDI customers. O-Da-No-Shi-Mi-Ni! Team Dolphin Browser

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Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2012 Snapshots

It’s been a busy week in Barcelona for the Mobile World Congress. From gadgets being unveiled to product announcements that are shaping the future of mobile, Team Dolphin have been here on-site to keep up with the developments in the mobile world. Based on what we have seen and heard, we wanted to share with […]

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Mobile Internet Devices Will Outnumber Humans This Year

According to Cisco’s Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast — “by the end of 2012, the number of mobile-connected devices will exceed the number of people on Earth, and by 2016 there will be 1.4 mobile devices per capita. There will also be over 10 billion mobile-connected devices in 2016, exceeding the world’s population at that time (7.3 […]

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