Description

Parrity is a Web Browser for Apple Watch.

It utilizes your paired iPhone to render rich web content and stream it to your watch where you can either interact with it live, or keep it cached for later.

Features:

- A familiar, fully operable, minified Web Browser UI.
- Visit sites directly using via Siri or Scribble, with a convenient url-composing UI.
- Share sites from Safari (enabled within the Share panel's "More" section).
- Search the Web, with support for a dozen popular engines, including google, duckduckgo, wikipedia, amazon, imdb, and more.
- Page caching allows you to toggle back and forth through pages you've yet to close at any time, regardless of whether or not your phone is in range. (Load several pages in advance! Keep them open forever!)
- Basic history management provides a list of all pages visited, which, yes, you can certainly clear at any time.
- Tap-based Interaction for clicking links or triggering events.
- Pre-load pages on your Phone and push them to your Watch. (Useful for signing in, etc)
- A Watch Face Complication, for quick high-level access.

Quirks:

- The iPhone app must be launched at least once after installing to prevent all white pages from consistently appearing. (Remember to accept the EULA while you're there!)
- Can sometimes be confused by multiple redirects.
- Does not play well with unconventionally lazy-loaded content. (eg: no twitter :( ...)
- Non-hyperlink taps may sometimes fail to trigger an expected action.
- May require additional resnaps to get the true state of a page you are trying to interact with, as load times vary, and javascript is sometimes used to relayout the screen post-load.
- No horizontal or nested scrolling.
- No textfield input.

What’s New

Version 1.2.0

- I've added the ability to share web pages from Safari to Parrity. To enable this, simply tap the Share button in Safari (bottom middle - looks like a square with an arrow protruding), tap "More" and enable Parrity in the list of extensions. From that point on, the Share panel should include a Parrity icon. When tapped, you'll be prompted with the current page's URL, and if you choose to open the URL, Parrity will launch and immediately begin to load that page.
- Sped up streaming speeds by (rough estimate based on two whole page loads) ~10-15%!
- Fixed a connectivity issue, which could result in one device thinking it's connected, and the other seemingly never being the wiser.
- Fixed a crash which could occur when loading certain sites due to the way they resize in response to the browser view resizing, which then resizes in response to their resize, which then resizes again, etc.
- Fixed a crash which could occur while deleting components of a url.
- Fixed a minor issue where users could end up with a "connected" UI on the watch, if they try to tap on a cached page, and subsequently tap the "Reload" button.

Information

Provider
Eric Reedy
Size
31.8 MB
Category
Utilities
Compatibility

Requires iOS 11.0 and watchOS 4.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

Languages

English

Age Rating
17+
Unrestricted Web Access
Copyright
Price
Free

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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