Skyfire for iPhone almost ready to be sent to Apple for approval

Skyfire for iPhone almost ready to be sent to Apple for approval
If you're an iPhone user just dying to watch Flash videos on sites like CNN or ESPN and you don't feel like installing Frash on your device, you have another option. Skyfire is almost ready with the version of its browser for the iPhone and could submit the package to Apple early next week. If the guys at Cupertino give a thumbs up, the browser will be available in the App Store.

Unlike mobile Safari, Skyfire will allow you to watch Flash videos. The browser will also make recommendations based on your viewing habits and also offers one click sharing to Facebook, Twitter and other social networking sites. Skyfire has already been available for Android (Skyfire 2.0 will run on devices using Android 1.5 to 2.2), Symbian (Skyfire 1.5 runs on Symbian Series 60, 3rd or 5th editions) and Windows Mobile (Skyfire 1.5 is accepted on touchscreen and non-touchscreen phones using Windows Mobile 5, 6 or 6.x). If approved, Skyfire will join Opera Mini in the App Store. The latter was downloaded a mind-blowing 2.6 million times this past April.

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source: MobileCrunch



1. NOVAinc

Posts: 99; Member since: Jun 24, 2010

Unless it downloads and render server data, then it won't be approved. Opera mini, unlike other browsers only receive code from the server and decode it, it's not a real browser, but a decoder of compressed data. That's why it was approved. Any other browser will be blamed to double a native function. That's why you can't have opera mobile

5. JeffdaBeat unregistered

I gotta agree with you there. The browser does offer a feature that Safari doesn't have...but that feature would allow Flash on the least video wise. I know Apple is concerned with phone performance with flash enabled. But if it's just video then why not let it be? If the browser is crap, people will rate it accordingly and uninstall it. I do wish that everyone would just go to HTML5. It's's free and you don't need a plugin to use it.

2. erwiin.blf unregistered

Skyfire for iPhone almost ready to be rejected from Apple

7. NOVAinc

Posts: 99; Member since: Jun 24, 2010

hahahhaha yes

3. sclexgs007 unregistered

Nah, Apple/AT&T will def push it through as a means to increase their revenue stream due to data overages on those capped plans. Would hate to be AT&T customer with a limited data plan - i would bankrupt myself with an average of 60 GB per months used on my Droid X...

6. JeffdaBeat unregistered

It's actually quite funny that you mentioned that...most iPhone users use a lot less data than you think. Nerds, we tend to use a ton of data, but your average consumer uses far less than 2GB a month with their current usage. A lot of them could use their phones A LOT more and still be under their limit. So for you, it wouldn't work, but for most, they could stand to be able to stream more data... Also, Apple is the company that wants everyone to have unlimited plans and do whatever we want on our phones just like you can with your computer. Google and Verizon, however, want a bit of control on what sites you can visit on your handset...same with AT&T. At this point, Google is becoming more of a bad guy that Apple is...

8. zerglisk

Posts: 544; Member since: Feb 09, 2010

wtf, 60GB per months on your droid X is definitely unreal lol 10GB data in a month is already extremely difficult to achieve.

9. JeffdaBeat unregistered

I'm not even sure if I do that on my desktop every month unless I am doing some heavy downloading. What are you doing at 60GB a month? Tethering?

4. zerglisk

Posts: 544; Member since: Feb 09, 2010

It will run Flash on the browser? Steve jobs will be ZOMG, REJECT!!

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