Ripple and Coil have taken their partnership forward, with Coil’s Puma Browser being linked with Ripple’s Interledger protocol. The web browser was made available on the app store on July 17, with Puma Browser’s official Twitter handle announcing the same,
“1/ We’ve been hard at work re-building Puma Browser with Firefox-iOS as base. Polina, who joined as founding iOS engineer, has made amazing progress and we’re happy to announce that we are now in the App Store with much better @Coil support!”
Stefan Thomas, Co-creator of Interledger and the Founder and CEO of Coil, also relished in the news of Puma browser being the first browser with native Coil support. The beta version of the browser was released in April for users to take a spin at. However, during the same, various problems in the payments feature and other user experience issues were found. Following the finding, the team worked on those problems and released the “more than needed” update.
Twitter user and beta tester, @nixerFFM, commented,
“This is great news! I am a beta tester from the early days on and I must say that change to the iOS Firefox core was more than needed. For sure it made things easier for you and the user experience so so much better for us. Keep it up!”
The Android version of the application was available on Play Store, but according to @PumaBrowser, the android applications lacks the swiftness and isn’t “as mature for now.” Although users appeared satisfied with the browser, it has to compete with other existing browsers now. Since Puma Browser is based on Firefox, the browser is already in the big leagues, but the competition is real with Chrome and Brave browser in the mix.