Announced in August 2009 and released in the first trial version in November 2010, the browser RockMelt backed by Netscape founder Marc Andreessen, is now available for download in public beta.
RockMelt aims to stick more to the Internet uses today by offering a user interface geared towards the sharing of information while taking advantage of community networks. Thus, the development team has integrated the APIs of Facebook and Twitter. It is also necessary to have a Facebook account to use the application.
RockMelt is based on the Chromium open source project and adds two side panels left and right back respectively of its instant messaging contacts and publications of the latter. The browser would have been 15 updates since its availability in private beta. RockMelt today relies on version 9 of Chromium and has an application specifically dedicated to YouTube since last month. Note also that the starting time was optimized.
Here is the video presentation RockMelt published,