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Nov 8, 2010

SkyFire 2.0 Brings Flash Closer To The iPhone

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Not sure if you heard about it or not, but SkyFire is coming to iPhone, and it brings his Flash buddy with him!

Here's what was written in the press release:

Video – The video icon allows users to view the millions of videos designed for Flash Player previously unavailable on iOS devices. Skyfire does this by translating the videos and bringing them to the native iPhone media player using the H.264 video codec. Adobe Flash technology is the most widespread format for videos and other rich content on the web, and now iOS consumers can access this broad content. (Note the solution focuses on video only; games and animations and full applications designed for Flash Player are not enabled with this solution.)

Translation for the common people: Flash is not really supported. Instead, the browser translates flash videos (and only videos) into html5 videos. That's right, if you thought Html5 videos is not required – here's a proof that it is.

If you think of it, it's not that innovative as iPhone and iPad users already have YouTube videos enabled using another translation technique, so I'm not sure if that is indeed the main message SkyFire brings to the iPhone users.

SkyFire for iPhone 2 SkyFire for iPhone

Other Features:

  • Adaptive streaming technology ensures optimal utilization of network and processor bandwidth (preserves battery life)
  • Sharing to Facebook and Twitter - it's simple!
  • Facebook Quickview - Check your Facebook News/Wall without opening another app or page
  • Intuitive and finger friendly user interface for easy browsing experience
  • Load full desktop webpages on your mobile device
  • Multi-tab browsing - open up to eight windows and browse simultaneously

According to the SkyFire the companies servers couldn't stand the huge load in the first days and the application is kind of sold out for now… you can read more about it in the SkyFire Official Blog.



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