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Skyfire browser ready to bring Flash to the iPhone, if allowed

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Skyfire browser ready to bring Flash to the iPhone, if allowed
The popular Skyfire browser is a quick-fix for your Adobe Flash woes on mobile devices, as it processes the pages on its own servers and feeds content, optimized for mobile viewing, back to your device. After some rework, it has been submitted to the App Store for approval and we are waiting with bated breath the final verdict. There are workarounds for bringing Adobe Flash to your iPhone, such as Frash, but it requires jailbreaking. Skyfire, while hit-and-miss on some sites, is a viable free alternative for viewing Flash content, and using Safari for general browsing.

The way Skyfire works, is that it uses server-side compression for the websites, similarly to what Opera Mini does, but its main advantage is that it does so for videos too. Thus the problem with the lack of proper Flash support is taken care of for most situations. The videos then stream to your device in a more friendly format, that your phone or tablet supports.

Another great feature of Skyfire is that it can mask itself as a full desktop browser, so if you need a page in its full glory, instead of the mobile-optimized version, you are covered. It is also one of the fastest browsers of the bunch - its average loading speeds put it on top for loading uncached sites. The only catch is that all these features make it somewhat unstable, and we think that's why Apple brought it back to developers for some additional tweaks. We hope that this will get approved soon and we'll be on our merry way.

via IntoMobile

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posted on 22 Oct 2010, 09:30

1. JeffdaBeat (unregistered)


This will be an interesting one. It would seem as though this is within the rules Apple set forth with the App Store. And this browser legitimately does something that nothing else in the App Store does...I guess we will see...

posted on 22 Oct 2010, 08:35

2. andrztk21 (Posts: 3; Member since: 06 Jan 2010)


Considering how apple is approving just about everygood idea now that the rules have changed I can't seethes not being approved unless they can't get it stable. I look forward to it. Seems like the walls around this garden keep getting shorter.

posted on 22 Oct 2010, 09:14

3. calamazoo (unregistered)


I bet it's because Obama met with Steve Jobs yday - "Steve, you are now the second largest company by market cap in the world, and still don't have Flash - please, give the Skyfire guys a chance...":-)))

posted on 22 Oct 2010, 20:34

4. XxxCalebxxX (Posts: 14; Member since: 30 Jun 2010)


apple better allow this in the app store

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