Blisk – a web developer’s browser – first impressions

On the twitternet last Friday afternoon I saw this thing called “Blisk – a web developer’s dream come true” and frankly that sounds like fun !

http://mashable.com/2016/05/13/blisk-web-browser

and that lead me to “https://blisk.io/“. This is a record of my first interaction with it and see how it goes. This is not a review – this is just a record of OOOO shiney in action !!

Installation

I downloaded it – I am not entirely sure that is asked me if I wanted do anything after I ran the installer…..Windows only right now apparently.

Start up

I loaded it up and started to type in the addressbar and it already knew my Chrome browser history 😱

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A nice handy start screen shows me the rapidly approaching features…

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Loading up a responsive website

I loaded up one of my demo sites and was able to display it Real site, side by side with mobile iPhone

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and  iPad

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can’t figure out how to make the mobile device change orientation though yet….

Using a watcher.

I loaded up a simple Local node server and displayed a simple page. I then added a watcher to the page like this:

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and this is the result – SO COOL !!!

 

Because it is chrome (I mean webkit) and because I can, I was poking around and I discovered that the watcher functionality has actually been installed as a built in chrome extension – chrome.tabs.watcher. Very nicely done guys !!!

So that’s about it so far – needless to say I am going to be watching this one very intently – even if this doesn’t work out, it will certainly kickstart the imagination of others – bravo !

More features coming

Seems like there is more to come – I am going to enjoy watching this evolve 🙂

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And even More to come

Featured the developers say are “coming soon” on their website are:

  • Integrations with Jira, Pivotal tracker and other productivity tools
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