noted Tuesday that it plans to use next week’s
Macworld Conference & Expo
in San Francisco, Calif. to publicly debut its new Web browser for kids, BumperCar. The company hopes to catch the eye of educators and purchasers with its new product, according to Freeverse President Colin Lynch Smith.
BumperCar is built on Apple’s WebCore technology, which is used to power Safari and the Omni Group’s OmniWeb browser. It supports ICRA (
Internet Content Rating Association
) content tags, and works with customizable whitelists using data researched by the Open Directory Project, as well as content-based filtering. You can also configure BumperCar to limit the amount of time your child browses Internet content and restrict the sharing of personal information over the Internet.
BumperCar is also billed as fun to use for kids, as well — it features a color interface with elements like the “Tunnel of Mystery,” and a few classic Freeverse games built right in. The browser is anticipated for release in the first quarter of 2004.
Stop by Freeverse’s kiosk at booth 4232 for more information. Freeverse will also show off its latest game titles. Educators and purchasers interested in a personal demo of BumperCar are encouraged to
contact Colin Lynch Smith
to make an appointment.