For those of you who own an iPhone or an iPad there is good news. The flash problem for your device is getting sorted out very soon and that too very effectively with just on tap on your device. Welcome Skyfire 2.0 browser the newest sensation in the Apple iTunes App store. The browser is the best way to solve the age old Flash problem for the iPhone and that in itself is a huge achievement. As we all know none of the Apple devices are Flash supported that is because of the fudge between the biggest companies in the world Apple and Adobe that has been going on for quite some time now. But Skyfire 2.0 seems to have the bridge covered. The Skyfire2.0 browser gets the Flash content and converts it into the HTML% format the one that is supported on an Apple device. We noticed on announcement on Skyfire Twitter account that Skyfire for iPad is coming soon. Skyfire for iPad will enable users to play flash videos on iOS like it does for iPhone and iPod touch.
When users click on a page that contains Flash video, Skyfire’s servers download, render and translate the video into HTML5, which is a Web standard that iOS devices support. Skyfire then displays a thumbnail that users can click on to stream the video from its servers. […] Though three-quarters of Web video may be encoded in Flash, that doesn’t mean that video is encoded only in Flash. More than half of the videos found online are also available in HTML5, according to a recent study by MeFeedia.[…] YouTube, for instance, encodes its videos in multiple formats, including Flash and HTML5, so it can be viewed on mobile devices without Flash support.
The Skyfire2.0 browser features some real great qualities which according to the official site of the app include:
- 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!
Although the Skyfire2.0 has made its debut on the iTunes app store only recently but the company has suddenly withdrawn the app from the store and here is what they have to say when asked about the withdrawal:
“Skyfire for iPhone has been received with unbelievable enthusiasm. Despite our best attempts and predictions, the demand far exceeds our initial projections.
The user experience was performing well for the first few hours, but as the surge continued, the peak load on our servers and bandwidth caused the video experience to degrade.
Thus we are effectively ‘sold out’ and will temporarily not accept new purchases from the App Store. We are working really hard to increase capacity and will be accepting new purchases from the App Store as soon as we can support it.
We are very grateful for the demand. Within 5 hours, Skyfire for iPhone became the top grossing app, the third highest paid app overall and the top application in the Utilities category. Wow!
Please bear with us as we bring our capacity in line with the incredible demand – stay tuned.”
However once the service is resumed you can download Skyfire 2.0 browser from the iTunes app store and enjoy Flash content on your Apple device anywhere in the world.