Wednesday, November 03, 2010
Posted by cyberman
We had reported yesterday that Skyfire Web Browser app for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch had finally been approved by Apple and will be available on the App Store on Thursday.
But it has arrived a day early, as it is already available on the App Store.
One of the most interesting aspects about the Skyfire iOS app is its ability to run Adobe Flash videos specially when you consider Apple's stand against the multimedia platform.
Here is the official description of the browser app:
>>>> Special Early Adopter Price!! <<<<<Skyfire is the ONLY WAY to enjoy millions of FLASH VIDEOS from the web on your iPhone or iPod Touch. Browse your favorite web sites and unlock the content that matters to you: funny clips, sports and news updates, the video link your friend sent you. Plus share easily with your network via Facebook and Twitter, and enjoy one click access to your Facebook Wall while you browse.
Skyfire’s award-winning technology already enables Flash videos for millions of mobile users and is finally available on the iPhone. Our cloud computing platform translates videos from Flash into an iPhone-friendly format. It’s a bit of engineering magic. Over 100,000 web sites supported, with more added every day.
WHAT HAS BEEN SAID ABOUT SKYFIRE:
“Easily the best browser available ...” Engadget
“Not only does Skyfire’s browser vanquish the dreaded blue question mark boxes where a Flash video is supposed to be, it will find related content…” New York Times
•Play millions of Flash videos – everyday, with no limits!
•All-new ‘Skybar’ toolbar gives one-click access to video and related content
•Be social: Share via Facebook and Twitter.
•Stay in touch: Unique Facebook 'Quickview' allows you to see your wall and feeds with one click.
•Standard browser elements: Tabs, search, sharing, bookmarks, history, etc.
•Video search, with safe search option helps you quickly find videos about your favorite topic
•‘Desktop’ option loads pages as on a desktop browser, giving a greater selection of video (vs. mobile sites)
•Private Browsing option: Browse with no history and cookies left behind
•Click the ‘Explore’ button for related videos, news trends, photos and tweets!
•Flash VIDEO content is supported, but Flash Games and Apps are NOT supported (aren’t there enough games on iPhone already?)
•Hulu NOT supported (they don’t allow it), but scores of other premium sites available
•List of supported sites grows daily (request new sites via Settings >> Feedback menu)
•It may take 15-25 seconds for videos to load: Preparing goodness takes time…
Skyfire web browser app is available on the App Store for $2.99 (iTunes link) and according to Skyfire it is a “special early adopter price”.
As always, if you give it a shot then let us know what you think of the app in the comments section below.
Thanks asgar for the tip!