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Skyfire 2.0 app brings Flash to iOS devices

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 03 Nov 2010 22:38 User comments (3)

Skyfire 2.0 app brings Flash to iOS devices The SkyFire browser has been accepted into the iOS App Store today, finally giving million of users a chance to watch Flash videos on their devices.
Skyfire 2.0 will go on sale in the App Store tomorrow morning with a price tag of $2.99.

Lack of Flash has been one of the largest drawbacks of owning an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, especially since over 75 percent of online videos are encoded with the standard.

Apple CEO Steve Jobs has made it abundantly clear, however, that native Flash will not be supported on Apple devices, ever, as they kill battery life and generally perform poorly on mobiles.

Skyfire gets around this ban by taking Flash video, renders and translates it to HTML5 and redisplays it, showing users a thumbnail they can click to play the video.

"We will attack those pesky blue Flash error messages," added CEO Jeffrey Glueck.

It is important to note, also, that over 50 percent of videos online are also encoded with HTML5.

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3 user comments

13.11.2010 23:32

Although this is some flash this still isn't full flash but some is better than none for you ipod/iphone users.



24.11.2010 1:41

"It is important to note, also, that over 50 percent of videos online are also encoded with HTML5."

Yeah...half are available in a choice of HTML5 or flash, and the rest are flash only.

"Apple CEO Steve Jobs has made it abundantly clear, however, that native Flash will not be supported on Apple devices, ever, as they kill battery life and generally perform poorly on mobiles."

He is saying that flash kills the battery now? It would take about 50 pages of paper to record everything the voices in his head say in a minute.



34.11.2010 17:44

how come this didnt make a bigger headline?
and when is this due to release exactly?

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