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Gone in a Flash! Skyfire browser said to be "sold out" from Apple App Store

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This afternoon we had reported that Apple had allowed the Skyfire browser for the iOS to be offered in the App Store for $2.99. The browser uses Skyfire's servers to convert Flash video to HTML5 which allows Apple iPhone users to view previously forbidden clips. Now comes word that the  the mobile browser has been removed from the App Store.

The latest word on the removal of the browser comes from Skyfire. The software company says it is not Apple's fault, but that the $2.99 app was "Sold Out". The official statement says that Skyfire is "temporarily not accepting new purchases" and will report on its Facebook and Twitter sites when sales of the Skyfire browser for the iPhone will resume.

source: Engadget

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posted on 04 Nov 2010, 01:12

1. vzwuser1976 (unregistered)


Just one question, how is something that is not tangible (software application) able to be sold out? Did they send out their original copy of the app and now have to write one from memory? Seems a little fishy.

posted on 04 Nov 2010, 02:01

2. shimmyx20 (Posts: 280; Member since: 03 Mar 2009)


Their servers are having issues dealing with the influx of new users:
http://www.skyfire.com/press/blog/68-skyfire-reaches-top-grossing-app-on-iphone-app-store-within-5-h ours-sold-out
"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."

Oh well. Hopefully it'll be back soon! I hadn't had a chance to download it.

posted on 04 Nov 2010, 07:25 1

3. protozeloz (Posts: 5378; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


sadistic joke:
"you know on the internet... people use flash!"

i bet skyfire was not prepared for flash hungry customers wanting to get that app so bad

i wonder when adobe and apple will go back to good terms

posted on 04 Nov 2010, 09:59

4. dan_md (Posts: 66; Member since: 19 Oct 2010)


That goes to show how indispensable Adobe's Flash is.

posted on 04 Nov 2010, 15:37

5. maccmill (Posts: 67; Member since: 29 Oct 2010)


its hardly even real flash, I remember using skyfire on android 2.0, its pretty lackluster. You can only watch flash video, not games or flash animation or anything else. Even at that, iphone users are used to getting jipped by now, I bet itll get put back in the market for a higher price in a few days.

posted on 04 Nov 2010, 16:42

6. protozeloz (Posts: 5378; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


well its the closest thing apple users have to play flash on their phones, i bet a lot are pretty happy about it, and yeah it might sell higher

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