Hidden Reflex, a Bangalore based software startup, has launched “Epic”, the first web-browser targeting Indian audience. Epic is the first Indian made web browser created by a team of Indian engineers, and it is powered by the Mozilla platform.
“We’re excited to introduce a unique Indian browsing experience that we hope will reach and resonate with every citizen in the country. As an organization, we foresee huge growth in Internet usage in India. Our aim with Epic is to make it easy even for the first time web users and at the same time powerful enough to be important for advanced users.”, Alok Bhardwaj, CEO and founder, Hidden Reflex, said while addressing the press conference.
“Epic provides a uniquely Indian browsing experience. Epic’s India sidebar supports Indian content by providing users access to the latest national and regional news from popular publications, live television channels, videos, stock quotes, live cricket scores, top music albums, and local events”, the company also said in a statement.
Epic supports writing in India languages. At present Epic enables user to write in twelve Indian languages on any webpage or on Write, Epic’s free built-in word processor. Users can also choose from 1500+ customized Indian themes and wallpapers. Epic also comes with built in anti-virus protection, the only browser to offer this service.
The browser has a host of applications on its sidebar many apps like Facebook, Orkut, Gmail, Picture-in-Picture Video Sidebar and Games, and utilities such as File Backup, My Computer, a To-Do list, and Maps.
The Epic browser is now available for download to the public and you can download it from the browser website www.epicbrowser.com.
What do you think about this First Indian Origin Web Browser? Is it a capable rival to international players?