On Monday Opera announced a new browser for the iPad, called the Coast by Opera. “The idea behind Coast is to remove most of the complexities – and often unnecessary user interface elements – of today’s browsers”, says Huib Kleinhout, the head of the Coast project in a TechCrunch interview. In addition to smooth design, the Coast team put a lot of emphasis on keeping the users safe and decided to partner with WOT in order to warn users about potential online threats and issues.
Practically, Coast by Opera has a safety rating for all websites. Users can access the rating at any time and it will be shown automatically when a user is trying to visit a suspicious site. Warning includes a ‘Safety’ button that provides more detailed information in three sections: ‘Encryption’, ‘Reputation’ and ‘Trust’. Reputation information is based on WOT’s reputation data and shows the website rating for ‘Trustworthiness’, ‘Privacy’ and ‘Vendor reliability’ with a link to WOT scorecard.
Coast by Opera browser doesn’t prevent the user from entering a site and the decision about whether to visit the site or not is left for the user.
“We are very excited about our first step into mobile devices, especially with a partner who puts a strong emphasis on user safety. We hope all Opera and WOT users share our excitement and welcome the new browser. “ says Markus Suomi, CEO of WOT.