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Coast by Opera – Huib Kleinhout

By April 11, 2014 No Comments

Coast Browser by Opera
http://www.opera.com/help/coast
Huib Kleinhout, Creator of Coast

Opera began as a research project back in 1994 and released their first public browser in 1996 with Opera Version 2.0. For over 20 years Opera software has been making browsers and just recently one of their employees re-imagined what a browser could be for a touch interface. We had the chance to speak with Huib Kleinhout, the creator of the Coast browser – currently available for free on iOS devices – which truly creates a touch-first interface for Internet browsing and discovery.

An image of the main screen and that of browsing on Coast by Opera.

An image of the main screen and that of browsing on Coast by Opera.

2 years ago Huib left his position working on the desktop version of the Opera browser for something he said was a “crazy side step.” Huib began our talk with a little about the Coast browser’s inception and what goes into rethinking a decades-old way of interacting with the Internet.

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