Link Bubble: reinventing Android web browsing (Video)


Chris Lacy, the creator of Action Launcher and Tweet Lanes – a popular third-party launcher and Twitter client, respectively – has taken a crack at the dystopia created by Android web browsers.

When you click a link from within just about any application on Android, you’re immediately sent to your browser of choice, only to wait for the page to fully load.

What if you want to continue reading Twitter, Facebook, or Google+ while that page loads? What if you want the equivalent of the ctrl+click option on your desktop (or command + click on Mac), which launches new tabs in the background? Despite what you’ve been told, there is a solution.

Enter Link Bubble.

Essentially, when you click a link, a bubble appears along the edge of the display. The web page loads in the background and it expands once the page is fully loaded. You can open one, two, three, and even more links in the background without leaving the app you’re in. And you can quickly share or close those links with a simple flick in a general direction.

Sounds interesting, right? We’ve been using Link Bubble for about two weeks now, and we’ve fallen in love. If you want a better way to browse the Web on Android, check out Link Bubble in the video below and on Google Play!

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Taylor Martin
Based out of Charlotte, NC, Taylor Martin started writing about technology in 2009 while working in wireless retail. He has used BlackBerry off and on for over seven years, Android for nearly four years, iOS for three years, and has experimented with both webOS and Windows Phone. Taylor has reviewed countless smartphones and tablets, and doesn't go anywhere without a couple gadgets in his pockets or "nerd bag." In his free time, Taylor enjoys playing disc golf with friends, rock climbing, and playing video games. He also enjoys the occasional hockey game, and would do unspeakable things for some salmon nigiri. For more on Taylor Martin, checkout his Pocketnow Insider edition. | Google+