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Skyfire Web browser for iOS goes multiligual, adds related sites feature

Skyfire, the popular Flash-video-playing Web browser for iOS and Android, has released a new version for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users. The update includes a handful of important changes, including seven new localizations: French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, and Spanish. There's also an improved support process for when you need to submit feedback or bug reports to...

Skyfire 3 for iPhone released, Flash video playback improved

Skyfire for iPhone, the browser that shot to fame at the end of 2010 thanks to its ability to play Flash video, has now reached version 3. The most notable change, if you're using Skyfire to play Flash video on your iPhone, is that Skyfire now works with more sites, and transcoded video has been further optimized to save your bandwidth, and thus money. The new version features even more...

Skyfire browser for iPad adds URL auto-completion, better Private Browsing

Skyfire's browser offering for the iPad has received an update, taking it to version 2.1.1. This version has added URL auto-completion, so going to popular websites is now a tad quicker. Just start typing in the address bar, and Skyfire will do its best to guess where you're trying to go. Also in this version are many bug fixes and performance improvements. For example, an issue with the...

Skyfire browser for iPad goes live, lets you finally watch Flash videos

Skyfire, the alternative browser that uses some server-based trickery to make Flash videos playable on the iPhone, has just gone live for iPad. The new version tailored for the iPad comes with one touch access to your Facebook news feed, profile, friends, inbox, events and places. This is all made possible by what Skyfire calls Facebook QuickView, which is basically a button on the lower-side...

Skyfire 3.0.1 for Android brings SD storage and background download notification

Skyfire, an alternative browser for Android, has just been updated to version 3.0.1. This is a minor point update, so they haven't even bothered updating the splash screen – it still shows as 3.0 when I load it on my device. Still, the update is noteworthy, if only for the fact that it supports Froyo's ability to store apps on the SD card, so you don't have to sacrifice any of your device's...

Skyfire 3.0 for Android integrates Facebook into your browsing experience

Skyfire already has over two million users on Android, and version 3.0 takes the browser's SkyBar to the next level -- by fully integrating Facebook into it. As a result, your mobile browsing experience can easily get social. The SkyBar is an icon-based toolbar that you can toggle by hitting your phone's Menu button. In it you will find: a video button -- this works like before: when...

Skyfire for iPhone updated with Sharing and Twitter

Skyfire, the iPhone Web browser that brings you Flash video to your Flash-hating iPhone via transcoding, has just got an update bringing more social options to the app. If sharing is in your blood you'll be pleased to find 'Quickview' now supports Twitter as well as Facebook, and you can now fire off links via tweets direct from the app. But that's not all as Google Reader sharing has also been...

Skyfire claims over 300,000 downloads in its first weekend

Last week, we reported that the Skyfire browser had topped the iPhone sales charts and been pulled from the App Store because the high demand was overwhelming Skyfire's video transcoding servers. Now we know how many downloads it took to do that: over 300,000. That's the official report from Skyfire for the first weekend's download totals. As Neowin points out, at 3 bucks per sale, that's over $1...

Skyfire is back in the App Store, made available 'in batches'

Skyfire, the new Flash video-capable browser for iOS which Sam reviewed yesterday, is back in the iTunes App Store. It was pulled by its developers a couple of days ago due to problems their transcoding servers had trying to cope with increased traffic demand. It looks like in the mean time they've managed to find a few more servers to shoulder the load and are now slowly making the app available...

First hands-on: Skyfire for iPhone reviewed -- Flash video on your iPhone

Well, what do we have here? On sale for less than a day, and it was pulled because the developers couldn't cope with the high demand. But was that demand warranted? Is Skyfire the answer to a Flash-craving iPhone user's prayers, or is it all hype and no substance? I took a good look to find out how it fares in our continuing iOS browser review series. Features Being built on the iOS...

Skyfire browser pulled from App Store due to high demand

Skyfire, the iOS browser that landed in the iPhone store yesterday, has already been removed from the store. It's not because Skyfire violated any of Apple's policies, though -- it's because it was too popular. The browser hit #1 on the App Store's top grossing apps list within five hours of becoming available. The unexpected volume of downloads hammered Skyfire's server capacity and bandwidth,...

Skyfire browser brings Flash video to iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

After a rigorous review process lasting more than a month, Skyfire will become available for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch from Thursday. Skyfire's main trick is the transcoding of Flash video into HTML5 video, which iOS supports. There's a video of it in action after the break. Skyfire for iOS -- assuming it's functionally identical to the Android version that we reviewed in July -- is also a...

Hands on with Skyfire, the 'rich media' (i.e. Flash video) Android Web browser

A lot has been said about the Skyfire mobile Web browser -- and apparently over half a million people have downloaded it! -- but is it actually any good? Sure it offers Flash video playback, but with a built-in YouTube app that ships with almost every new smartphone, is it really necessary to install a separate browser just to watch videos? While 500,000 downloads isn't indicative of 500,000...

Skyfire announces its intention to follow Opera Mini on Apple iPhone devices; will bring Flash and Silverlight support?

Skyfire, bolstered by the approval of Opera Mini on the iPhone App Store yesterday, is now looking to bring its super-powered web browser to the 'iDevices'. Under the ingratiating veil of congratulating both Apple and Opera for their good work, Skyfire's CEO Jeff Glueck isrubbing his hands with delight: you see, Skyfire, unlike Opera Mini, also supports Flash and Silverlight. Skyfire is one...

Skyfire mobile web browser coming to Google Android

Skyfire is a mobile web browser for Windows Mobile and Symbian S60 phones. The browser is one of the fastest around, and one of the only mobile browsers around that can handle Flash and Silverlight content. That's because Skyfire uses a secret weapon: the browser doesn't have to do all of the page rendering. Instead, Skyfire compresses web pages on its server and delivers them to your mobile...