Lumiappdates: Surfcube 5 3D browser, now with Reader mode, Article Cinema and more!

| March 5, 2013 | 2 Replies


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You might remember us demoing Surfcube 3D browser a while back. It’s one of our favourite 3rd party browsers for WP.

Well, it’s had a few updates since and the latest version, Surfcube 5 has quite a few new features:

–          Wmv, avi, pdf, files are now played back (most of the time)
–          First steps of Readability integration. Readability gives us a “Reader mode”, stripping a web page down to its content, showing only the text and images for an article. You can access Readability in the context menu (tap and hold on a page)
–          Article Cinema: this is the big one, our most complex single feature in SurfCube since we introduced tabs in V2.0. Article Cinema turns articles into a cinema-like experience: images from the article are shown, while the text of the article is read aloud. Article Cinema is basically a new, permanent tab, and can be initiated from the context menu. You can also add multiple articles to Article Cinema, and have them played in a row. For example, I get in the car, tap-and-hold on a dozen or so interesting links on my favorite portals’ home page, select “Play later” – and then the phone reads them to me while I’m driving.
–          Cosmetic changes, bug fixes

Category: Applications, Nokia, Windows Phone

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