Apart from security, or automation (not finished that part yet), I don't know why you might want this, but I thought it was cool and so I'm sharing it because you might need it for something.
Instead of having a user install screen recording software or hop on a screen share, just have them click a link that opens the app in one of these, repro the bug, and then close it.
Could be a feature of BrowserGap (or something built on it) to send that recording to whoever set up the link.
Don't blame me if you're unhappy with that response, "Anon" . You need to let people know what your pain points are. Not prepared to provide any details in your question? Then don't expect any details in a response, is that unclear to you? Your reaction is your responsibility, "Anon".
I wasn’t the person who downvoted you either.
I'm posting because it's clear that this is more than just a security product. It's a UI and backend to use headless chrome like a regular browser, except in the cloud instead of your device.
But the reality (for me at least), is I get a far laggier experience than local Chrome. Hopefully a bit more performance tweaking will flip that.
I think this a really neat idea and for some could be an alternative or addon to the average VPN provider. I did not read all the comments in the other thread but found anti-malware mentioned as a use-case. I have been thinking a while about some more advanced anti-fingerprinting/tracking techniques. In many cases you can be fingerprinted even if you change your IP. Some kind of cloud browser or desktop which randomizes your browser, underlying OS, IP + all the other stuff which can be used for printing, would be awesome. In principle tinkering together something like that should not be that hard. Maybe automating and maintaining the whole setup.
There is https://www.bromium.com/our-tech/bromium-secure-platform/
which isolates each tab in a VM, Would it be possible to isolate each tab in a different cloud server? i.e. in tab 1 I'm aptrgangr on ycombinator with edge on windows, in tab 2 I'm lurking as uptrgungr on irc with firefox on MacOs, in tab 3 I'm writing my business mails with chromium on linux.
I'm not sure about the isolation of those 3 identities though, when everything is running in the same browser.
I don't know if you could setup up kind of a light version of this model: for example open this link in a new tab but with a different IP, user agent and other factors which could easily be used for fingerprinting.
not sure how to make different IP per tab, but perhaps proxy settings are scoped to the browser context, so it might be possible, haven't read the devtools protocol deeply about that.
I don't know much about doing contemporary design, and I think I can emulate something. Maybe you can suggest a landing page this should look like and I can copy that style? I would appreciate it. Up to you :)
I can do you some minor adjustments, will send a screenshot/css later.
There's no reload control.
I would like a cloud browser used for whatever purpose to at least have some of the same basic functions as my typical browser.
Also, it's not obvious, but you can reload by right clicking to get context menu -> selecting "realod", or you can click on the "->" button to the right of the omnibox/address bar.
If you look a little closer, and spend a little more time, I think you'll find it does have "at least have some of the same basic functions as my typical browser."
or to go with a different spin and a double pun.
In the world of contracts it is often asked if some language "has teeth" As in, "will be bite them if they misbehave", or "will it bite us if we misbehave". Often this is even discussed the contract has been "givien fangs" if it will bite hard.
So in a world where large corporations would like to co-opt my broser to not be my browser. You could call it "fangless" has in you have removed the teeth that can bite me from my own browser, as in this browser can bite you, or if it tries nothing will happen. Also plays nicely on the capital markets acronym term of FANG who are the largest purveyor of sites that try to use my browser to bite me.
Or perhaps you could smush them together for a `reheaded (as in opposite of be-headed) fangless` browser.
What about defanged?
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow popularized the myth of the headless horseman.
This is a headless browser given a head. If we gave the headless horseman a head, he'd just be a horseman.