Less than a year after the initial release of Flock 1.0, we are proud to release Flock 2.0. Flock 2.0 has been through three beta cycles, enjoyed tremendous feedback from our community of users and is a significant step forward in capability and quality. And, this final release of Flock 2.0 has some great new capabilities that have not been made available in any prior 2.0 beta release. Let me take a moment to tell you what to expect in Flock 2.0.
Flock 2.0 is built on the latest Firefox 3 technology from Mozilla, so youâ€™ll find it to be snappy, safe and easier to use. Flock 2.0 also comes with some great new features not found in any other browser today.
First of all, weâ€™re very pleased to announce that weâ€™ve added MySpace as a major new addition to our suite of 23 other popular services integrated within Flock. MySpace was the #1 most requested service from our community. Now MySpace lovers can stay up to date with their MySpace friends and activities no matter where they are on the web. MySpace users will also find that Flock offers the easiest way to upload photos, insert photos and videos in MySpace comment fields and share most any web content by simply dragging and dropping it into the Flock People sidebar.
Flock 2 also incorporates Media RSS (MRSS) detection capability so that you can subscribe to media streams being made available by websites, even if the site isnâ€™t one of the 23 integrated with Flock. Once youâ€™ve subscribed to a media stream via Media RSS, you will be notified about the arrival of new photos and videos posted by your favorite sites and they will flow right into your MyWorld page in Flock, so you never miss out on updates to your favorite media streams. Weâ€™ll go into this great new capability in depth in a later blog post.
For the first time, we are also making themes available for Flock 2. Check out extensions.flock.com and install a theme to customize the look of Flock. Weâ€™re shipping today with two new themes, and will be adding many more over the coming weeks and months.
If youâ€™re already a Flock user â€“ thank you! And, get ready for the best version of Flock ever! If you are new to Flock, give Flock 2.0 a test drive and discover what users from 165 countries and territories all around the world already know â€“ with Flock you will rock the web! With the latest Firefox 3 architecture under the hood, youâ€™ve now got the latest technology with the most innovative features available in any browser today. If youâ€™ve been using the 2.0 beta, we highly recommend you upgradeâ€¦thereâ€™s a lot in this release that you havenâ€™t seen yet.
Check it out and let us know what you think. Your feedback has been essential in developing Flock 2, and we have been growing with the strong global support of satisfied Flockstars everywhere who have been telling their friends: â€œget ready to meet your new favorite browserâ€.