More about VirtualChrome

How does it work?

VirtualChrome app uses the power of the Internet “Cloud”. With our app, you are accessing a virtual PC located in our secure hosting facility, running Chrome. Its just like having an extra PC inside your phone or iPad that you can use to browse the Web.   Open the app and login, and you see Chrome start up automatically. We've adapted the touchscreen interface on your smartphone/tablet to work with Chrome, the Chrome Web Store, and more.

What is VirtualChrome Premium, and how much does it cost?

VirtualChrome-Hosted Chrome Browsing combines our mobile app with a hosted subscription service. Your initial purchase gives you all our basic features, with support for Chrome, Extensions, Flash and Java-applets. VirtualChrome Premium is  available by In-App Purchase at a list price of $.99/month (check App Stores for the latest offer), and adds these features and capabilities:

 

Standard/basic edition Premium (in-App Purchase)
Java:  Limited demo   ✔ Java, applets, JAR, JNLP
Browsing data: cleared between sessions (all sessions anonymous)   ✔ All browsing data saved (history, settings, open tabs, apps, etc) between sessions
Video mode: Limited demo   ✔ Video mode included

Please contact us at support@xformcomputing.com if you have questions about Java support.

What's the “browser sync” feature and what's so great about it?

If you're like a lot of people, you Bookmark the web pages you visit to make it easier to find the next time you are browsing. Having these bookmarks available on your mobile device would be really useful right? (Especially since typing on a phone or touchscreen can be tiresome). Well now you can: Chrome has built-in support to store this information securely in your Google account. But wait, there's more: Browsers also can remember other things like what tabs are open, your browsing history (to find stuff you forgot to bookmark ;-), even your passwords. Google's Chrome browser lets you “synchronize” all those settings and data when you use Chrome on different computers. The result? You can browse more, and type less. A registered Google account is required, and you must sign-in to Chrome. This feature works best on VirtualChrome Premium, which remembers your login between sessions.

Is it secure?

Yes! In fact, it's probably a lot more secure than browsers that run “natively” on your phone/tablet. [Note: When you first start VirtualChrome, the app starts in "Basic mode". In Basic mode, you cannot save settings or history.]

Even better, when you purchase our Premium service all connections are encrypted via VPN between the app and the server where the virtual browser is running. All browsing content – including history, cached pages images and text, remembered passwords and/or cookies (e.g. when you check a box “remember me” or “keep me logged in”) – are stored securely in your VirtualChrome account. The benefit is that no browsing history, cache of pages or content, bookmarks, or passwords are ever stored on your device: If you ever lose or misplace your device, simply login to iTunes and restore your account and all your data and settings will appear. Or, if you wish to clear them, you can 'reset' your session in the Account window.

What is the Chrome Web Store?

The Chrome Web Store is a marketplace where you can find web apps that run inside the Chrome Browser. Most, but not all, Chrome apps work on the VirtualChrome app from your iPad. Try it by opening a new tab, and tapping the "Chrome Web Store" icon.

               iPad: Virtual Chrome Flash and Java Browser – iPad edition        iPhone: Virtual Chrome Flash and Java Browser – iPad edition

What sites can I use with the Virtual Browser for Chrome app?

Here are a few examples of sites our customers have used with Virtual-Browser for Chrome App:

 
 

Some of the Software uses code of FFmpeg licensed under the LGPLv2.1 and its source and related object code are available upon request to support@xformcomputing.com

          iPad: Virtual Chrome Flash and Java Browser – iPad edition        iPhone: Virtual Chrome Flash and Java Browser – iPad edition

Chrome™ is a trademark of Google Inc. FFmpegis a trademark of Fabrice Bellard. Other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

 


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