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Skyfire Brower App Approved; Will Bring Flash Videos To iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch

November 2nd, 2010 11:09 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

Skyfire for iPhone

CNNMoney has just reported that Skyfire Browser app for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch has finally been approved by Apple and will be available on the App Store on Thursday.

Skyfire, the Mountain View based developer of mobile web browsers had submitted their iOS app for approval back in September.

Skyfire will join Opera Mini as one of the very few third party browser apps that offer a viable alternative to Mobile Safari on the iOS platform.

One of the most interesting aspects about the Skyfire iOS app is its ability to run Adobe Flash videos specially when you consider Apple’s stand against the multimedia platform.

The iOS app remotely converts Flash videos into HTML5 format before they are embedded into the user’s browser. Unlike apps that Apple has rejected in the past, the process for making Flash iPhone-compatible is done on Skyfire’s servers and not on the device, which probably satisfied Apple’s requirements.

While users may get access to Flash on their iDevices using Skyfire, they won’t be able to interact with these Flash files. This is because the entire format conversion happens outside the iPhone’s local environment and consequently would render Flash-based games and music players dysfunctional.

You can checkout the demo of the iPhone app in action below:

Skyfire will be available on the App Store for $2.99 on Thursday. We’ll let you as soon as it is available.

Have you been waiting for this iPhone app? Tell us in the comments.

[via CNNMoney]

Source: Skyfire Brower App Approved; Will Bring Flash Videos To iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch

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