Flagship Skyfire app reaches 10 million downloads for iOS and Android; Skyfire 4 for iOS has new features

Flagship Skyfire app reaches 10 million downloads for iOS and Android; Skyfire 4 for iOS has new features
Skyfire has announced that its flagship browser for both iOS and Android has been downloaded 10 million times, across 150 countries. Skyfire CEO Jeffrey Glueck calls the 10 million download level an exciting figure to have reached. The executive thanked all of the mobile users who have downloaded the app, saying that they have help support the company's goal of allowing users to see all video on the web in a way that saves money for those on limited data plans and at the same time, helps keep network pipelines open for inundated carriers.

Skyfire says it is dedicated to using the cloud to help both users and carriers save money. First launched in June 2010, the Skyfire app has proven to be very popular. Shortly after launch, both Skyfire for the Apple iPhone and Skyfire for the Apple iPad hit number one in the Apple App Store and its app for the Apple iPad has been the number one paid utility app for the last 10 months. The Skyfire browser is the first software designed for the Apple iPhone that allows users to view videos designed for the Adobe Flash Player.

Skyfire 4.0 for iOS offers a new feature, a video-recommendation engine that uses your past viewing history to make recommendations on videos to watch. The list of recommendations is available from the Video button on the Skyfire toolbar. Videos on the page currently being viewed show up first on the list. Skyfire even takes a look at what videos are trending when making suggestions. Consider it a Pandora for video clips.

To download the new Skyfire 4.0 on your Apple iPhone or Apple iPad, click on the sourcelinks. The latter costs $4.99 to download while the iPhone version costs $2.99.

source: Skyfire4.0 (Apple iPhone), (Apple iPad)

The Skyfire browser on the Apple iPhone (L, LC) and the Apple iPad (R)
The Skyfire browser on the Apple iPhone (L, LC) and the Apple iPad (R)
The Skyfire browser on the Apple iPhone (L, LC) and the Apple iPad (R)

The Skyfire browser on the Apple iPhone (L, LC) and the Apple iPad (R)


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15 Comments

1. hawk62

Posts: 320; Member since: Nov 21, 2009

And it doesnt work!!!!!!! I happen to try to use it tonight and its like an android phone. Force close! Go to app store for update and first thing they say is they knew there is a problem!

4. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Lol the android experience FORCE CLOSE

11. Yeeee

Posts: 190; Member since: Aug 02, 2011

Lol the average sheep DUMBASS. Go try a galaxy s 2 or Nexus prime (when it comes out) before u say stuff like that.

12. DIYguy

Posts: 190; Member since: Feb 27, 2011

too bad all people can't afford the sgs2 or nexus prime so stfu

13. DROIDX0430

Posts: 469; Member since: Nov 24, 2010

If you read his comments you will see that he went to the app store which we all lnow belongs to apple. So either his little toy cant handle the app because apple has set the phone up to exclusively use safari and anything else will forceclose...thats my take...because skyfire is not exclusive to android...its an app in the android market and app store...but people like taco..the miz..italk will never get it..oh and you want see them this morning posting..they are camped out in front of apple to get their brand new iphone4s which is the same phone they are gonna upgrade to For a two year contract

2. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

I like skyfire on ios… it allows the few flash videos i want to see without always having flash clogging the browser… they did a gret job with it but i could have sworn they dismissed it in favor of some email in service?

3. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

I haven't been too impressed. I have cloudbrowse which works on all websites and you can skip ahead and back. Works much better and is free.

6. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

Thanks for the tip taco. I love skyfire and will try out cloudbrowse and see how it compares. Its going to be tough to beat no doubt.

7. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

Although it does cost 3 dollars and have a twi star ratting so maybe i will save my 3 bucks.

10. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Hmm it was free when I got it. Must have started charging.

5. krishnaprasad unregistered

did that article just say 150 million countries ? :D

8. 150 million countries FTW unregistered

Yeah! 150 Million Countries! beat that huh! just trolling around. :)

9. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

Good catch

14. roadrunner1911

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 14, 2011

The first sentence reads 10 million downloads in 150 countries,not 150 million countries.Time for a new prescription?

15. Skyfire

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 16, 2011

iOS5 update, while exciting, has created a number of unforeseen issues for many apps. The crash issue expereinced by some Skyfire users has been resolved and we have submitted a new version for approval that will be released soon. Thank you for your patience and support. The Skyfire Team

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