PolyBrowser is a revolutionary way to browse and experience the web. Let's create the future of web browsers, together!
A browser built for how we use the web today...
PolyBrowser introduces a new concept in web browsing. For the first time, see and control all of your websites simultaneously. With PolyBrowser, your websites are spread out horizontally like cards on a table, allowing you to move through them easily and quickly.
Chance are, the browser you’re using right now is not much different from the first browsers that appeared over 20 years ago. Those browsers were only designed to navigate one website at a time. But today, we use lots of websites to get things done, often at the same time.
Why you need PolyBrowser:
With PolyBrowser's innovative approach, make your web experience easier, faster and more productive.
- Supercharge your searches – Open lots of websites, and search through them faster than ever. Compare websites side by side and take notes at the same time.
- Use multiple web apps simultaneously – Combine your favorite social networking, productivity or entertainment apps together into a single view!
- Browse faster and easier – Read the news like a real newspaper, scan through content faster and experience web entertainment in a whole new way.
MindOfTheGeek.com "We were able to get an early build of PolyBrowser on the Mac for testing from PolySuite, and came away impressed with how far along the browser is, and the potential of the browser if it can reach its funding goal."
How to get PolyBrowser:
Any pledge $15 and up gets you a copy of PolyBrowser when it is released (available for Mac, Windows and Linux.) It will be downloaded and installed just like any other browser, such as Chrome or Firefox. Can't wait? Get the early beta version with any pledge $35 and up!
What your money is used for:
Creating a browser is a large task. By building on top of Firefox’s open-source code, we are able to significantly reduce the costs of browser development, but not eliminate them. Your money goes toward minimal software and hardware costs, as well as some specialized outside development and quality assurance services, to ensure that PolyBrowser is tested to be as fast and secure as possible.
Current State of PolyBrowser: Our demo video shows actual screen recordings from the Windows and Mac versions of PolyBrowser. Everything you've seen works exactly as shown.
- Windows Version - 80% complete. Needs a number of small to medium development tasks, as well as thorough testing and packaging for easy end-user installation.
- Mac Version - 20% complete. Websites can be opened and scrolled through as shown in the demo video. Once Windows version is complete, functionality will be adapted for the Mac.
- Linux Version - 10% complete. Once Mac version is complete, Linux version will be created.
June 2013: Windows beta will be available for those who have pledged for early access.
June 2013: Early developer kits will be distributed to those who have pledged at the "Developer Central" level.
July 2013: PolyBrowser for Windows released!
August 2013: PolyBrowser beta for Mac for early access supporters.
September 2013: PolyBrowser for Mac released!
October 2013: PolyBrowser beta for Linux for early access supporters.
November 2013: PolyBrowser for Linux released!
December 2013: PolyBrowser "App Store" is launched, hosting new PolyBrowser extensions and themes.
With enough funding (a stretch goal) we will also release PolyBrowser for iOS and Android tablets and smartphones in 2014:
The future of PolyBrowser:
PolyBrowser is not just a browser, it's a platform for launching even more revolutionary and innovative tools. We will empower developers with everything they need to create their own powerful extensions for PolyBrowser.
Please join our online community, so that you can influence how PolyBrowser evolves. This is just the beginning of the journey toward the future of browsers, and with your support, we can get there together!
PolyBrowser is a product of PolySuite: Web Tools Reinvented, comprised of the following team members:
- Aaron T. Travis, Founder, Designer
- Jolene Travis, VP, Communications
- Ross Dzikovskyy, Tech Lead
- Shashank Kandhawe, Tech Lead
- Bill Brace, Tech Lead
Want to contribute to PolyBrowser development? Join the team! Just email email@example.com.
Pledge $1 or more "Hey, this looks cool."
Every dollar counts, and every supporter demonstrates that people want to see PolyBrowser realized.
Pledge $5 or more "Join the Founders Club."
For all pledges $5 and up, be listed as a supporter, and get access to the PolyBrowser online forum, where you can influence the future of PolyBrowser
Pledge $15 or more "Gimme, gimme!"
Get an official copy of PolyBrowser for Windows, Mac or Linux once they are released.
Pledge $25 or more "The Full Monty."
Get ALL copies of PolyBrowser for Windows, Mac AND Linux once they are released, plus install them on all of your personal computers.
Pledge $35 or more "The VIP."
Can't wait? Get early access to the beta version of PolyBrower!
Pledge $55 or more "Wear it Proud!"
All of the above plus your very own PolyBrowser or PolySuite logo T-shirt. Add $15 to ship outside the US
Pledge $75 or more "Developer Central."
Want to develop for PolyBrowser? This pack gives you early access to documentation, code and support, so that you can get a head start on creating your own awesome PolyBrowser experience.
Pledge $100 or more "Concierge Service."
Get a direct phone call from the CEO, Aaron T. Travis, with eternal thanks and to discuss anything you like! Give suggestions, ask advice or just make a new connection.
Pledge $150 or more "Bulk License"
Get 50 copies of PolyBrowser to use for your company or organization (a $750 value).
Pledge $500 or more "Company License"
Take advantage of this early offer and get up to 500 copies of PolyBrowser for your large organization (a $7,500 value!)
Pledge $1,000 or more "Founder Bookmark."Add your own bookmark to the default installation of PolyBrowser. Drive traffic and awareness for your business, charity or creative project.
Pledge $2,500 or more "Start Page Emblem."
Your logo and information will be shown prominently on the default PolyBrowser start page as a "Founding Partner." Only 4 slots available!
Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
The primary risk for PolyBrowser post-funding is unforeseen complexities with developing for all three major desktop operating systems (Mac Windows and Linux) considering how many versions exist for each. We will ensure maximum compatibility with the most popular and recent versions of each OS.
Another major risk involves our use of the open-source Mozilla Firefox code, which is constantly evolving. Our plan is to keep PolyBrowser code "layer on top" of the Firefox code, but we may be forced to "fork" the code and build PolyBrowser independently of Firefox.
Because PolyBrowser is based on the open source Firefox browser, or goal is to give back to the Firefox community as much as possible through development contributions. However, the PolyBrowser project isn't large enough to fund itself and survive in the same way as Firefox (i.e. selling rights to be the default search engine). As such, we are not yet able to release all of the code as open source. According to Mozilla licensing rules though, any files from Firefox that we use or modify will be available as open source.
PolyBrowser supports the same private browsing capabilities as Firefox. No personal data is ever collected or transmitted.
Most Firefox extensions will work as-is, or with very little modification. PolyBrowser will have its own "extension library" where all extensions are guaranteed to be compatible.
We intend to make PolyBrowser fully compatible with Firefox Sync functionality, so that you can move seamlessly between PolyBrowser and Firefox on different computers, as well as Firefox mobile.
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