Cloud Computing: RockMelt Friends Facebook, Twitter to Rival Chrome, Firefox, IE

 
 
By Clint Boulton  |  Posted 2010-11-08
 
 
 

RockMelt Friends Facebook, Twitter to Rival Chrome, Firefox, IE

by Clint Boulton

RockMelt Friends Facebook, Twitter to Rival Chrome, Firefox, IE

RockMelt

RockMelt users must enter their Facebook user IDs to connect to Facebook and use the browser.

RockMelt

Permissions

RockMelt asks for a lot! Seriously, check out this list of permissions RockMelt is asking for. Essentially, the browser is hooking into the Facebook platform to let users access their Facebook content and tools.

Permissions

Home Sweet Home

And we're in. The landing page lets users tour the browser features. Note Facebook friends listed on the left, with News Feed and Profile access on the right. Buttons for Twitter and for acquiring RSS feeds are also on the right.

Home Sweet Home

Available Applications

Clicking the tab displays what info sources are accessible via RockMelt.

Available Applications

Adding News Feeds

RockMelt explains how to add feeds.

Adding News Feeds

Google News

Clicking the Add feeds tab lets you add any RSS feed you like. Check out Google News.

Google News

Facebook Updates

Update to Facebook Feeds right from the browser.

Facebook Updates

Chatting with Facebook Friends

Click on a Facebook friend on the left to pull out a chat window.

Chatting with Facebook Friends

Twitter Tweets

Click on the Twitter tab to populate your tweet stream within RockMelt.

Twitter Tweets

Google

Preview search results without clicking on them in RockMelt.

Google

Importing Bookmarks

Like any good browser that wants to lure users by making them comfortable, RockMelt lets you import bookmarks from other browsers.

Importing Bookmarks

Chrome-like Controls

Note the very Chrome-like controls for RockMelt, based on Google's Chromium open-source project.

Chrome-like Controls

Prediction

Using the status update option in RockMelt, we recommend that Facebook should buy the company to own the increasingly social Web browsing experience.

Prediction

Taking a RockMelt Tour

RockMelt explains what you can do with the browser. Sign up for an invite here.

Taking a RockMelt Tour

Rocket Fuel