The iPad is a great device. You can touch everything, and it has a big screen. There are many great apps for iPad, but no great browsers for it. It did not feel right, we were left using desktop browsers scaled down or phone browsers scaled up to fit the iPad. This was not good enough, so we wanted to build something new, something that was tailored for the iPad.
We pulled together a bunch of talented people and set up shop in a conference room at Opera. We have no idea how many pizzas and gallons of coffee it took. There were times we thought it might just stay as an idea, but today the result is in the App Store.
We call it Coast by Opera. This is the browser we wanted for the iPad. We hope you'll like it.