Today the iPad is widely considered more of a browsing device than just an Application platform, and even though there are many alternatives to Apple’s safari, none of them really have made a significant impact.
Opera Mini can be used on the iPad but was really developed for the iPhone. Firefox has a history and bookmarks app on the iPad, not a browser. But neither offers much in the way of iPad-specific features. Lunascape now has developed a full –featured browser for the iPad called the iLunascape.
It reconfigured the browser UI, taking into account how people hold and interact with the device. For example, since you often hold it from the bottom, it has moved most actions down to the bottom of the screen.
The most important interface design being the introduction of tabbed browsing–common in standard desktop browser but not in mobile-device browsers. The company suggests that tabs can become an important aspect of tablet browsing and claims that switching tabs is easily done via thumb taps.
The Japanese version of iLunascape, released last month in Japan, was ranked No. 1 in the free-application category within the 24 hours of its release. Clearly, indicating that it would be a good alternative to the safari browser.