In a press statement ,the developers of the popular Opera Mini web browser application have announced that the application recently crossed 50 million users in India. And to celebrate the achievement CEO Lars Boilesen performed a flash mob at New Delhi.
Opera mini web browser application has been able to get position in the top 3 with its 50 million users.While the top positions are still hold by the Facebook and Whatsapp.The app is there in the market since the days when Nokia Symbian was a king.
Opera mini is not a resource hungry application and can work even with just 256 MB of RAM and it has grown with its popularity and functionality .According to the company ,the number of users grew to 110% just over the previous years.
The key selling point of this app is the company data compression technology which can reduce the size of web page upto 90 % and is very useful feature for the country like India where most of the people use 2G network.
Its success has been contributed by the support for the local languages that includes 13 native languages including the Hindi and the Tamil .Also the application is compatible with very low cost phones and the java based feature phones.
Over 350 Android phones comes up with Opera Mini preloaded.