Toronto-Based Hvr Reinvents the Browsing Experience

Platform empowers seamless all-in-one web discussion and sharing while giving websites new opportunities for monetization

Hvr, a mobile browser that makes it easy for people to discover, discuss and share the sites they love in a single app, today announced the launch of its flagship social browsing platform on the Apple App Store and Google Play. Hvr empowers communities to form across all websites by allowing users to seamlessly post comments, pictures, and other content directly on the sites they visit to spark discussions with followers and friends.

Hvr transforms the web into an ideal place for creators and publishers to thrive, including social media features such as home feeds, following others, comment threads, and discovery, into the browsing experience itself.

"The need to bounce between browsers and social apps is a thing of the past," says Hvr CEO and co-founder Nelson B. Thall. "Hvr blends the best features of surfing and social so you no longer have to copy-paste and share links to countless places to discuss the web. Users can now follow people and their favourite sites to discover a curated web and participate in conversations on the sites they love."

The Hvr Sitepartner Program empowers owners of websites to get their content into the Hvr ecosystem to drive site traffic and create new revenue streams. "Traditional browsing hasn't kept up with the needs of modern bloggers and web publishers. The result has been an increased number of creators investing their time solely into social channels that they have little control over," says Casie Stewart, blogger & Director of the Sitepartner Program and Social at Hvr. "For more than a decade, I've juggled conversations across siloed social platforms, which takes engagement away from the original content on my website. Hvr is an easy-to-use, real-time hub for my community that lets me stay on top of the commentary from a single app without missing a beat."

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About Hvr

Hvr was founded by a passionate team of entrepreneurs, engineers, and designers with backgrounds in media, technology, and publishing who are dedicated to giving users, web publishers, and advertisers a more useful, social, and profitable web experience. Its founders have a 75-year family history in publishing as co-owners of the Toronto Star, the largest daily print newspaper in Canada. The company is based in Toronto and is privately held. Websites can also become Hvr Sitepartners to increase engagement and discovery of their web content, while receiving commissions and recurring revenue.

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