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SkyFire Pulls In Another Million Bucks With SkyFire For iPad

January 20th, 2011 01:59 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

Up until recently, the revenue model for SkyFire‘s smartphone browser (you know, the one that converts Flash Video on-the-fly for playback on handsets that otherwise could never touch it?) wasn’t too clear. Its biggest feature, the video transcoding, required hefty proxy servers and a good amount of bandwidth, and those things don’t come cheap — and yet, they were just giving the browser away.

That all ended with the launch of SkyFire for iPhone. They started charging $2.99 a pop — and within 3 days, they’d grossed roughly a million dollars in sales. SkyFire followed up a few weeks later with SkyFire for iPad, which they managed to get into the App Store at $4.99 just nights before one of the biggest App sales days of the year: Christmas. The result? Another million bucks.

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