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Posted by at 31 January , 2013

Aleks.com is an online educational website used by educator and students. As an educator you can create online content, quizzes and module for your students. And as a student of course you can log in and access that content. The website however requires Java and so you can browse to it from your iPad through Safari. But with Virtual Browser for Chrome anywhere you have wi-fi signal you can log in and access the account. Imagine being able to do your homework from your iPad, now you can with Virtual Browser for Chrome.

Virtual Browser for Chrome is available through iTunes or for more information visit us at virtualchrome.com.

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Posted by at 29 January , 2013

Evony is a popular online multiplayer game. The game however requires Flash and so you can’t browse to it through Safari on your iPad because the iPad doesn’t support Flash. However with Virtual Browser for Chrome because we support most Flash and Java based games you can play Evony from your iPad anywhere that you have a wi-fi signal.

Virtual Browser for Chrome is available through iTunes or for more information visit us at virtualchrome.com.

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Posted by at 28 January , 2013

Jibjab.com is a fun website that lets you create customized e-cards and videos. They have a huge selection of video cards that you can customize with your own images. To create a card simply download an image using Virtual Browser for Chrome and then upload it into JibJab. There you can edit the image. And then select the template you want to customize. Jibjab has a large selection of templates to choose from including ones for a variety of holidays and special occasions.

Virtual Browser for Chrome is available through iTunes or for more information visit us at virtualchrome.com.

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Posted by at 25 January , 2013

Although there is a YouTube app for iOS, it only lets you watch your videos. Imagine being able to log into your YouTube account, and edit your videos from your iPad, on the go, now you can! With Virtual Browser for Chrome you can use all of the editing features available through your YouTube account anywhere that you have wi-fi signal. You can edit and enhance the coloring of the video, add captions and annotations, even change and select the soundtrack all from your iPad.

Virtual Browser for Chrome is available through iTunes or for more information visit us at virtualchrome.com.

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Posted by at 24 January , 2013

Bridgebase.com is an online bridge site that lets you play bridge with players from around the world. The site however requires Flash and so you can’t browse to it natively from your iPad through Safari. With Virtual Browser for Chrome, anywhere that you have wifi signal, even on the go, you can enjoy your favorite game of bridge with your friends from your iPad.

Virtual Browser for Chrome is available through iTunes or for more information visit us at virtualchrome.com.

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Posted by at 24 January , 2013

Runescape is an online multiplayer role playing game that requires Java. As you know the iPad does not support Java and so until now there’s been no easy way to play Runescape from your iPad. However with Virtual Browser for Chrome you can now have a browser that will let you not only play Runescape from your iPad but visit thousands of other sites that require Flash or Java.

Virtual Browser for Chrome is available through iTunes or for more information visit us at virtualchrome.com.

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Posted by at 23 January , 2013

With PartyPoker.com’s in-browser software one can easily play Texas Hold’em, but because the site requires Java you can not browse to it natively on your iPad using Safari. However because Virtual Browser for Chrome does support Java you can play online poker at PartyPoker.com from your iPad anywhere that you have a wi-fi signal.

Virtual Browser for Chrome is available through iTunes or for more information visit us at virtualchrome.com.

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Posted by at 15 January , 2013

Well, it’s still January we’ve launched our first App of 2013! We want to learn as much as possible on our way to market, and as part of that we’ve been experimenting with prices. Here’s what we’ve done so far, and some interesting results.

We knew since we have in-app purchase built-in to the product, which provides another way to monetize, that we wanted to eventually test a free version. However, we know from experience that the Android Market/Google Play does not allow starting with a free product, then later changing to a paid product (really!).  Although we’ve since found this is not true in the iTunes App Store, we still wanted to launch with a price for the app to keep our options open.

We submitted the Friday before the iTunesConnect closure and were approved in under a week !!! This shocked us.

However, we found a few issues, so we submitted an update, and waited until after the iTunes re-opened again December 28. We had tried to schedule the “Availability date” ahead of time (this is supposed to help get you featured in places like New & Noteworty). However there were several other factors in play, and since  it was again a quick review — within a few days – it was faster than expected, we pulled the date in and launched upon approval. We immediately started getting sales, but nothing earth-shattering.

After a week, we decided to test free. Wow, were we surprised. In one day we received over 10,000 downloads!

Turns out, half were from Asia. Since we don’t have servers in Asia we know the latency will make for a poor experience.  I figured that traffic was simply loading our servers and reducing the experience for customers who may otherwise have performed fine. So, we ended up excluding it. Still, 5,000 sales in our target regions (North America and Europe) was extremely positive. And that was days before the Press Releases (which went out today).

VirtualChrome also has a premium in-app purchase, so we actually have 2 prices to experiment with. So, we’ve run a few tests on various prices there.

And we’ll continue to run more test…

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Posted by at 15 January , 2013

(Here’s the official press release)

Xform Computing Announces VirtualChrome App With Support For Flash, Java, and Extensions on iPad

VIrtualChrome for iPad icon

From Facebook Flash Games To Enterprise Java Apps And Productivity Sites, VirtualChrome’s Cloud-Powered Browsing Delivers Features iPad Users Are Demanding

Santa Barbara, CA – Xform Computing, leader in cloud-powered apps for mobile devices, announces its VirtualChrome iPad app is available in the iTunes App Store.

Using the power of cloud computing, the VirtualChrome app lets users run the real ‘desktop-class’ Chrome browser via a virtual system.

Anyone who has used an iPad knows its limitations,” said Kroum Antov, CEO of Xform Computing, “which include lack of support for Adobe Flash, Java applications, Chrome Extensions, and the Chrome Web Store. VirtualChrome delivers these key capabilities on iPad today.”

Screenshot VirtualChrome for iPad showing Chrome Apps home screen

Flash on iPad is now possible using VirtualChrome App: Users can play Flash games like FarmVille2 or Zynga Poker inside Facebook.com with existing points and status, ClubPenguin, Webkinz, Entanglement, and thousands more. The app also supports Flash productivity sites like Sliderocket presentation editing and Adobe online services such as Acrobat.com CreatePDF.

VirtualChrome also supports Java on iPad including Applets, JNLP and JAR files. Java is at the heart of many interactive websites and applications, but does not work natively on iOS. With VirtualChrome users can play Runescape on iPad, PartyPoker, GameTableOnline and more.

Thousands of commercial and enterprise Java applications can be instantly deployed on iPad using VirtualChrome. Examples include: Scottrade Pro and similar Java-based stock trade applications; United Airlines Unimatic scheduling program; Zoho Meeting feature to host a Web Conference screen share on iPad.

Screenshot of Chrome Extensions on iPadChrome Extensions are another capability of VirtualChrome, allowing browser-integrated features like Evernote Web Clipper on iPad, Adblock, or Stylish themes. These Extensions as well as Web Apps can be browsed and installed from the Chrome Web Store.

All connections are encrypted for maximum security.

Learn more at the VirtualChrome website: http://linktrack.info/vchrome-home.

Device Requirements:

* iPad, OS 4.2 or higher

* 28.2 MB

* An active 3G or WiFi connection is required to run the app

Pricing and Availability:

Basic and Premium editions of VirtualChrome are available: Basic edition is available at an introductory price of $0.99 for a limited time, and provides anonymous browsing (history, settings, cookies, etc. cleared between sessions), full support for Flash, audio and video streaming, and a limited trial of Java.

VirtualChrome Premium subscription adds 2 hours usage time, Java support, and saving of data (Chrome login sync, history, tabs, bookmarks, passwords etc.) between sessions, available by In-App Purchase at an introductory sale price of $9.99/year subscription, for a limited time.

VirtualChrome download is available in the iTunes App Store (`http://linktrack.info/virtualchrome-app)

Click here to view screen shot gallery http://s826.beta.photobucket.com/user/AlwaysOnPC/library/VirtualChrome%20App%20for%20iPad

Click here to visit VirtualChromeVideos demo channel http://youtu.be/FzWBfTbun8w

About Xform Computing, Inc.:

Xform Computing’s “Mobile-cloud” architecture can deliver the vast power of cloud computing apps to mobile devices. It provides a ‘single target’ for developers to deliver HTML5, Flash, Java, Silverlight, Linux, and other applications to iOS and Android phones and tablets. Learn more at the Xform Website.

 

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Posted by at 11 January , 2013

Ready to move beyond the limitations of Safari and take your iPad to the next level? Ready to start browsing to Flash and Java based websites? Then you’re ready for the power of Virtual Browser for Chrome.

Imagine being able to browse to favorite flash and java based websites from, sites such a Runescape from your iPad anywhere that you have a wifi signal. Imagine being able to enjoy the full functionality of Runescape just as you would with a regular browser only on your iPad.

Play all your favorite Facebook games such as Farmville and Zynga Poker, and not just from an app but directly from your Facebook account, where you can you use Facebook chat, update your status and have all the features you’d normally have, only instead on your iPad.

Imagine being able to play online poker at sites such as Partypoker.com. Or being able to play online bridge at all at your favorite bridge sites such as OKBridge and Bridgebase.com.

But that’s not all Virtual Browser for Chrome can also turn your iPad into a powerful productivity tool. From the Google Chrome webstore you can download applications and extensions, such as the Evernote Web Clipper, which lets you clip and save images, text, and even whole webpages into your Evernote account. Imagine being able to customize the browser on your iPad any time you want.

And if your company has a java based employee web portal such as the United Airlines Unimatic website you can now access that from your iPad anywhere that you have a wifi signal with Virtual Browser for Chrome.

You can also now use financial services websites such as Scottrade and NetDania. Imagine being able to use all the features available at Scottrade including their streaming quote application directly from your iPad. Or being able log into your NetDania account on the go. Or use Quickbooks online anywhere that you have internet access.

On the lighter side, imagine being able to use site likes Jib Jab or American Greetings.com which let you create custom emailable videos and cards. With Jib Jab you can take any picture that you’ve downloaded using Virtual Chrome and create a custom video or card from their online templates. Or create online cards at American Greetings directly from your iPad with Virtual Chrome.

You can even edit and customize your YouTube videos on the go with Virtual Chrome, whether it’s visual enhancement, editing the sound track or adding captions and call outs.

And if you’re student or teacher and want to use online educational tools such as Aleks.com or Blackboard Collaborate on your iPad, now you can with Virtual Browser for Chrome. Imagine being able to create or access online educational content directly from your iPad. Or being able utilize all of the features of Blackboard Collaborate. .

Here are a few more examples of the websites and features that Virtual Browser for Chrome makes available to you on your iPad or iPhone:

 
 

Virtual Chrome is available through iTunes or for more information visit us at virtualchrome.com.

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