Rover app for the iPad, which has over 1 million downloads to date, announced that it will remain free with support from 3rd party featured content providers. More than 20 educational content partners have already signed up to support the Rover browser.
Many educational websites with interactive content are built with Adobe Flash; however, this presents a problem when using an iPad, because iPads don’t support Flash. Rover solves this problem by streaming web content. It is estimated that Rover streams over 1,000 hours of content per hour. As an Edmodo user, I’ve noticed that several of their apps require Flash. Those apps can be accessed with Rover.
With the recent announcement, comes a noticeable change. When visiting a site that is not on the list of featured content providers, the message below will appear for about 20 seconds, before continuing on to the site you are visiting. If you’d rather not see this message appear each time you visit an unsupported site, there’s a $4.99 in-app-purchase that will prevent this message from appearing.
Do you use the Rover browser? If so, I’m curious which sites you access with it. Please let me know in the comments below. Thanks!