You know Opera? Opera Mini for mobile phones and Opera browser for PCs? Well, it just announced a new service called Opera Unite. It’s not another mobile phone or desktop browser, but rather an ambitious service that aims to convert our PCs into both a client and a server.
Now how’s that possible? At first, It thought the idea was pretty simple. Using Opera Unite, you can share contents or run websites and chat rooms without using any third-party applications or software. All you need to do is to install Opera Unite and it will directly link your PC with other user PCs no matter what platform you are using.
Still simple right?
Once you’ve install Opera Unite, you can then access various Opera Unite services which would be populated by developers through the Opera Unite API. The thing is, when you use this services, it utilizes your PC as a web server. So you can directly share contents residing on your PC to anybody who will use Opera Unite.
Ok, now I’m getting confused, are you? The Dev Opera site cited an application within Opera Unit, something which are all familiar about – a simple blog. You can find the instructions and explanation about this here. (Caution: the explanation is lenghty. I got lost somewhere and decided to stop reading it)
So, what is Opera Unite really? Is it a web-based collaborative tool similar to Google Docs? Is it a browser plug-in or extension? Is it a blogging platform?
I don’t have the answers to these questions. But I’m currently downloading Opera Unite and will test it the soonest.
If you’ve installed Opera Unite and currently testing it out. Feel free to share your experiences with us by leaving a comment below.