The JumpGo Project

JumpGo provides a simple interface across multiple platforms. It's open source and free to use.

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THE JUMPGO PROJECT

Introduction

The JumpGo Project, as we've dubbed it, is our project family for the variety of applications that carry the JumpGo™ brand-name.

This project includes applications such as JumpGo for Android, JumpGo for Windows Desktop, and JumpGo for Windows 10

Varients of these applications include JumpGo Standard™ and JumpGo Dev™

The Basics

The JumpGo Project was started six years ago, in 2011, and is now building a family of cross-platform browsers for everyone to use. The goal for JumpGo is to create a browser that is secure and open source for multiple platforms, making sure the user gets the same experience on any JumpGo device.

We even went as far as to create a customized icon set and design guidlines to make sure every button you see is the same on any platform. This icon set and design guidlines are named JumpGo User Interface (JGUI).

The Internals

As far as the inner-workings of the browser go, they differ for each platform. We want to use the fastest and most secure technologies for JumpGo.

On Windows desktop, we determined that the IE Trident engine provided in Windows simply isn't fast enough and is no longer being updated to our liking. JumpGo currently uses the GeckoFX.NET component with Mozilla's XULRunner to render pages quickly and efficiently. This is, however, optimized more for desktop environments where an internet connection is stable and strong. For a more mobile-pc future, the rendering engine may need to change for JumpGo for Windows.

On Android, JumpGo runs a streamlined instance of the built-in Android System Webview rather than include a full rendering engine in the application. This keeps the application lightweight and quite quick to respond to input on low-end devices.

JumpGo Features

JumpGo has many features for everyone to use. Check them out!

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JumpGo   for Android Features

Updated 10/16/2017
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JumpGo for Android has some great mobile features to check out. Below are some current features:

  • JumpGo utilizes the most up-to-date design guidlines for all supported platforms. JumpGo for Android use Google's Material Design.
  • JumpGo for Android uses a navigation drawer to hold and display browser tabs for easy-access. The Nav Drawer Tabs can be opened from the tab-counter in the top left corner.
  • JumpGo offers options to block cookies, cache, and history, while also providing tools for Tor browsing.
  • All apps under The JumpGo Project are open source and available on GitHub. For the Android sources, go to https://github.com/jtechme/jumpgo/.

Here are some planned or upcoming features:

  • The "Shared Tabs" feature will be available in a future update. (Planned for the v4.5 "Connected" update)
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JumpGo   for Windows Desktop Features

Updated 10/16/2017
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JumpGo for Android has some great mobile features to check out. Below are some current features:

  • We devoted a great deal of time and energy to designing an app that stays consistant across device platforms and provides a steady experience for each user. JumpGo for Windows uses both Windows Desktop design elements, our custom icon-set, and our "Common Design Language" to make the transition from mobile to desktop.
  • Customizable look and feel. (Themes are still in development and may not function as desired)
  • JumpGo for Windows is written in VB.NET and C#. As such, the options for a good web engine that's fast and compatible with everything are limited. The GeckoFX and XULRunner engine provided by Mozilla fills the gap for both those requirements nicely.
  • The JumpGo Project has recently open sourced JumpGo for Windows and now all apps under The JumpGo Project are open source and available on GitHub. For the Windows sources, go to https://github.com/jtechme/jumpgo-for-windows/.

Here are some planned or upcoming features:

  • The "Shared Tabs" feature will be available in a future update. (Planned for the v4.5 "Connected" update)
  • Privacy options are on by default and will be accessable in a future update.
  • JumpGo will be using FireFox AddOns in the upcoming v4.5.x "Connected Update" series.
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4.5 Connected Update

Coming soon...
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Bringing JumpGo to as many systems as possible is only one step in the long-run. We want JumpGo to communicate with itself on other platforms to sync your tabs across devices. This makes it even easier to continue reading or browsing the web from any device with JumpGo. The 4.5 update will allow you to do just that and stay more connected with the sites you're using.

4.4 Update

Available now on Windows

The 4.4 update for Windows brings new features such as faster load times, better security, and an independent tab control. These updates came about acouple of years before the 4.4 update hit Android.

4.4 Update

Available now on Android

The 4.4 update for Android uses an updated Lightning base to improve performence while maintaining the JGUI icon set. This update also brings new features to your tabs drawer.

JumpGo Dev

The Developer Edition of JG

JumpGo Dev is a fast build channel with tools for for web developers. The desktop version provides HTML editors and and active testing services. The Dev edition also exposes various components of the desktop browser to be manipulated by the user in settings.

Dev features include:

  • Fastest build channel for updates.
  • Web development tools (desktop only).
  • APNM Framework exposure in settings (deprecated).
  • Debug tools.
  • Quick Access Dev Toolbar (desktop only)
  • Progressive Web App (PWA) development console and tools (planned, desktop only)
  • PWA live testing (planned)
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