Flock, which introduced a new open-source web browser based on Mozilla Firefox last fall, released a new, improved beta version June 30 for free download. In addition to normal browser features Flock 0.7 integrates photo uploading, discovery, sharing, and notification, along with RSS feed previewing capabilities, among other unique features, according to the company.
Flock, the company, describes Flock, the browser, as a freely downloadable, Mozilla Firefox-based, open-source browser that not only gets users around the web quickly and efficiently, but integrates a number of useful web services. Users can post blog entries, build and share photo collections, and share favorite websites with friends—all in one window, Flock says. In short, Flock aggregates a number of services usually delivered through a variety of separate websites, and presents them in intuitive ways for users, the company adds.
Flock, distributed under the Mozilla and GNU public licenses, is aimed mostly at bloggers. Analysts estimate that there are 10 to 15 million sophisticated Internet users writing Internet journals—the number is growing daily—and Flock thinks this is a prime target market.