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Flock Developer Preview

\'Flock I was closely watching Flock\’s development for quite sometime already. Yesterday, the Flock team has finally released Flock 0.4.8

Flock Developer Preview is now available.

Our code couldn\’t wait any longer to be free!

But! This preview ain\’t for the faint of heart! If you\’re the bleeding-edge type and don\’t mind a few scrapes and busted knees from time to time, feel free to give it a whirl.

We\’ve got interesting ideas in this thing. We want to know what we\’ve done right how we could improve. And we\’ve got a lot of work ahead of us!

So if a bucket of source code and developer binaries sound enticing, head over to our Developer page now.

If you don\’t have any idea what\’s this browser is all about, think about Firefox with extended functionality. There\’s a built in support for social bookmarking del.icio.us and native support for Flickr. It also sports integrated blog posting feature; however, it only supports several blog APIs at the moment including Blogger, Movable Type and WordPress.

It has a very beautiful and sleek theme. I just think users may find it quite confusing because the Bookmarks are called \”Favorites\”, just like IE\’s. There\’s also a star feature (reminds me of Gmail\’s!) where you can share your bookmarks to del.icio.us. There are more great ideas about this browser waiting to be implemented. The Flock team are still vigorously coding to surpass the expectations they are getting. If already noticed, Flock is fork of Firefox. Flock Inc was inspired of social bookmarking and web 2.o that they collaborated with Flock browser. In fact some Flock developers where old Mozilla engineers and some of them had worked on several Firefox projects. In fairness, it looked like a rip off version of Firefox with preloaded extensions and modified aesthetics. Die-hard Firefox fans would scorn at it most of the times.

Please note that Flock is not your ordinary browser and steep learning curve should be expected when using for the first time. There are plenty of bugs in this first development preview release so you should not use it in any mission critical browsing tasks.

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Bear in mind that Flock was based on Firefox 1.5 beta source codes, so if you want to try it, prepair for the worst. Now, get your copy of Flock now.

Link: http://www.flock.com/developer

By Marck V.

Filipino IT consultant on enterprise software. On his spare time he do web project management, photography and blogging. Web 2.0 enthusiast.