Code Quality Rank: L1
Programming language: Java
Tags: App    
Latest version: v5.1.0

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Lightning Browser Build Status

Speed, Simplicity, Security



Master Branch

  • Build Status

Dev Branch

  • Build Status


  • Bookmarks

  • History

  • Multiple search engines (Google, Bing, Yahoo, StartPage, DuckDuckGo, etc.)

  • Incognito mode

  • Follows Google design guidelines

  • Unique utilization of navigation drawer for tabs

  • Google search suggestions

  • Orbot Proxy support and I2P support


  • INTERNET: For accessing the web

  • WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE: For downloading files from the browser

  • READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE: For downloading files from the browser

  • ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION: For sites like Google Maps, it is disabled by default in settings and displays a pop-up asking if a site may use your location when it is enabled

  • ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE: Required for the WebView to function by some OEM versions of WebKit

The Code

  • Please contribute code back if you can. The code isn't perfect.
  • Please add translations/translation fixes as you see need


  • The Trello Board
  • Contributions are always welcome
  • If you want a feature and can code, feel free to fork and add the change yourself and make a pull request
  • PLEASE use the dev branch when contributing as the master branch is supposed to be for stable builds. I will not reject your pull request if you make it on master, but it will annoy me and make my life harder.
  • Code Style
    • Hungarian Notation
      • Prefix member variables with 'm'
      • Prefix static member variables with 's'
    • Use 4 spaces instead of a tab (\t)


Copyright 2014 Anthony Restaino

Lightning Browser

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   Mozilla Public License, v. 2.0. If a copy of the MPL 
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*Note that all licence references and agreements mentioned in the Lightning Browser README section above are relevant to that project's source code only.