How will Dolphin Browser be ruined in order to make it profitable?
August 25, 2012 1:38 PM Subscribe
How is Dolphin Browser (formerly Dolphin HD) going to make money? It seems to be a company with no revenue plan. Should I be worried?
posted by toothless joe to technology (4 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I grabbed the Dolphin Browser from the app store on a recommendation and it's by far the best browser I've used on a phone (and I've had a Treo, Windows 6.2, Blackberry, iPhone 4 - all work phones from the same company in 6 years, if you can believe it).
For my personal phone, I have a Gingerbread Android phone (running Cyanogenmod, of course). So, I like the browser, and go look for the paid version. One of the great things about these app stores is you can pay developers and not worry about shady "monetization" schemes based on your private info (or, I guess, worry less).
Then I find out they have some links to China that are not quite explained. Either it's a Chinese company, or not; it's not really clearly defined anywhere. It's not that that would necessarily be a problem, it's that they seem evasive about it.
So, I can't load chrome, which I know will be tracking and reporting everything I do, because my phone isn't ICS compatible. I just don't get it. How will they make money?