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[App Fridays] A homegrown mobile browser is out to make one-handed browsing cool

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Browsers are essential. They are usually our first gateway to the internet.

While Chrome, Mozilla, Safari, Opera, and other conventional browsers dominate the market, a host of alternate, app-only browsers have gained ground of late. This is because mobile browsing is on the rise, especially in emerging markets across Asia and Africa. Users are increasingly opting for lighter, data-friendly browsers to surf the web. In India, for instance, mobile traffic outnumbers desktop traffic in a 4:1 ratio, according to a 2018 report by Statista.

This prompted One Handy Apps, a little-known mobile app developer from Tamil Nadu, to build a light, fast, and secure mobile browser. The app’s most interesting feature, however, is one-handed usage. That is what gives OH Web Browser its name. (‘OH’ stands for one-handed.)

With smartphone sizes growing bigger by the day, it is nearly impossible to use them with just one hand. But, not when you’re surfing on OH Browser. The app’s ‘Reachability’ feature lets you access the browser with one hand by simply pulling down the screen from the top, shifting your entire browsing activity to the bottom of the device.........

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