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SkyFire is about to hit sales of $1 million with their iPad app

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SkyFire is about to hit sales of $1 million with their iPad app
For a while there, SkyFire's operating model was a simple one where they offered their highly respectable web browsing app for free on various mobile platforms. Come to think about it, the whole operation sounds amazing when you consider the amount of money it requires to maintain the service – such as the required proxy servers and vast pool of bandwidth.

However, SkyFire seemingly modified their stance once they created their app for the iPhone – which ran a cost of $2.99 through the App Store. Still, people gobbled it up like nothing and eventually gave SkyFire an impressive $1 million in sales over a period of 3 days. And more recently, they released their iPad app on the eve of Christmas for the higher price of $4.99. The outlook seems positive since it's alleged that SkyFire will be making an announcement very shortly about surpassing the 200,000 sales mark for their iPad app – which translates to a whooping $1,000,000 in sales again.

Sure it might have taken longer to reach the same amount that the iPhone app managed to amass, but it's still nonetheless amazing when there are less iPads than iPhones in the world. Again, it just shows the kind of potential there is in the app market!

source: MobileCrunch

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posted on 20 Jan 2011, 15:48 1

1. android_hitman (Posts: 616; Member since: 07 Jul 2010)


it's incredible how can apple can get 30% of all the app producers sales :(((

posted on 20 Jan 2011, 16:49

2. JeffdaBeat (unregistered)


That's actually pretty good comparatively.

Also, SkyFire doesn't have use Apple. There are more app stores than there are stars in the sky. Plenty of opportunity to make mess money.

posted on 20 Jan 2011, 18:16

3. downphoenix (Posts: 2329; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


compared to what?

posted on 20 Jan 2011, 19:33

4. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5811; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


How does SkyFire not have to use Apple if they want to sell in the Apple ecosystem? The universe of jail-broken Apple devices is nowhere near the universe of devices that are 'tethered' to the mother ship in the Apple ecosystem.

The last I checked, SkyFire is still a Free app in the Android marketplace, so they would seem to be getting more of their revenues from the Apple ecosystem at the moment.

posted on 21 Jan 2011, 10:08

6. JeffdaBeat (unregistered)


Let's see...there is Android, Blackberry, WebOS, Symbian, Windows Phone 7, not to mention Samsung, LG, and HTC also have their own App Stores. Don't like that Apple takes 30%? Don't sell on Apple's platform and sell on the others instead. Sounds like a choice to me, especially since not all of the phones using all those OS's don't get flash. Some Androids...but not all.

posted on 21 Jan 2011, 13:14

7. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5811; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Well, if SkyFire on Android is 'free', the revenues from Android phones are basically out of the equation. The rest of the universe you mention combined won't come anywhere near what SkyFire is getting from the Apple ecosystem net of the 30% haircut to Apple.

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