India has significant contribution towards growth of Information Technology. Despite of fact, there are not many Indian Innovations which have been recognized at the global level till few years back. Now there are many start-ups and entrepreneur are driving Indian prestigious IT glory and getting recognized at broad level. Hidden Reflex, an Indian start-up is among one of them who developed an Indian browser named EPIC.
A Bangalore based startup who recently released India’s first indigenously built web browser named EPIC is now focusing on various aspect of browsers which can make it much more adaptive at functional and usage level. The browser is based on Mozilla’s Gecko layout engine and is being promoted as an Indian browser for India.
A project by Alok Bhardwaj and Tejas Vyas, the browser comes built-in with several widgets and a theme with India’s national bird – the Peacock. The widgets are India centric, from Cricket to Orkut the browser also features a ton on themes that have an Indian flavor to it.
Despite of non elegant touch of browser at first look, the logo resembles more like Indian identity.
Since India is a multi language & multi culture country where multi flavours are always been in demand, EPIC has the ability of having multiple languages to work on. It allows you to tap in 11 language using one of its widgets. To give Epic browsers multi functional and much more usable for users, without much hurdle, it comes with multiple pre-installed widgets which allows users to have access various services just by few clicks.
Since, viruses are quite a hassle, Epic allows you to scan your PC using ESET’s online antivirus scanner. From the features of the browser it is evident that the developers wanted to enable users to access web services like twitter, Facebook and also do part of their computing such as anti virus scanning, take notes etc. from within the browser itself. Since the browser uses Mozilla’s engine users have access to the huge plugin database of Firefox.
Epic does have something interesting here as they are focusing on India genuinely. While India is known for its software developers we haven’t seen a lot of end-user applications indigenously built which is why I’m excited about what Epic means for India. Besides Epic, the only mainstream Indian software to make headlines was the Linux distro – BOSS, developed by C-DAC which happens to be a government organization.
The Internet browser has become the desktop wallpaper for several users and as such is an important software. There are four major players in the market, namely Internet Explorer from Microsoft, Firefox from Mozilla, Chrome from Google and Safari from Apple. One can’t understand the real capabilities and advantages of any app till he uses that and if you people from India really accept it, they have capabilities and abilities to make EPIC as one of the widely accepted browser, atleast in India.