Skyfire [TMA Review], essentially the only (non-jailbroken) app that allows users to watch flash videos on their iOS devices, has just received a major 3.0 version update. Aimed at making the mobile browsing experience more social, the bottom Skyfire toolbar has been redesigned and Facebook plays an even bigger role via the new Popular and Like features. Here are two of the main improvements:
- More Video – We enhanced our capabilities to give you more Flash video from more sites. Flash videos will get mobile optimized for your device and network and gives you smooth video playback that saves you lots of bandwidth and money.
- Popular Content – Our favorite new feature; instantly see what content on any given site is most popular with your friends and within the Facebook community. Recommendations from friends are prioritized and show up at the top of the list.
Exisiting Skyfire users can grab the free 3.0 update now. Otherwise, those who wish to view flash content on their iPhones can’t really go wrong with this popular app. Full changes and 3.0 demo video after the break.
What’s New in Version 3.0.0
• More Video – We enhanced our capabilities to give you more Flash video from more sites. Flash videos will get mobile optimized for your device and network and gives you smooth video playback that saves you lots of bandwidth and money.
• Popular Content – Our favorite new feature; instantly see what content on any given site is most popular with your friends and within the Facebook community. Recommendations from friends are prioritized and show up at the top of the list.
• FireplaceTM Feed Reader – A simple but addictive tool that provides a filtered list of your Facebook feed that only includes links to web pages, images, and videos posted by your Facebook friends. A great place to start for browsing.
• Facebook Portal Integration – With a single touch you have access to your Facebook feed, profile and fast-growing location service Places. No need to switch between apps.
• Facebook Like Button – Skyfire 3.0 puts the Facebook Like Button on EVERY PAGE of the Internet. No scrolling around searching for the button on the page, simply click on the SkyBarTM Like Button to easily “like” or “unlike” the page you are viewing.
• Skyfire OneTouch SearchTM – Enter a single search term and choose between Google, Video (from VideoSurf), or Wikipedia with a single touch without the need to navigate to separate sites.
» Please read the ‘need to know section’ before buying!
*** #1 Top Grossing App in the US AppStore (Dec 2010)
#1 Top Utility in the US AppStore (Dec 2010) ***
» Skyfire has a separate browser available for iPad users!
» Skyfire supports Flash VIDEOS on many of your favorite websites
» IMPORTANT: Skyfire does NOT support Flash Games or Flash Apps (Flash Website Animations).
» We are constantly adding support for new websites. If you would like to confirm Skyfire currently supports video on your favorite website please check here before your purchase:
» We have a very helpful support team and love getting user feedback – It’s what makes Skyfire get better with each frequent update! If you feel you need to rate us anything below 5 stars, please email us to give us a chance to resolve your issues and to provide you with assistance:
Skyfire is the best way to browse your favorite web sites, be in touch via Facebook and Twitter and enjoy millions of videos, including FLASH VIDEOS (Flash Games and Apps not supported). Access the content that matters to you: funny clips, sports and news updates, the video link your friend sent you. In addition, the innovative one-click access to Facebook and Twitter and extensive sharing options makes Skyfire a more social browsing experience.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SKYFIRE:
» Flash VIDEOS are supported; Flash Games and Flash Apps are NOT supported.
» We do NOT SUPPORT ALL WEB SITES that use Flash Video. We are working hard at it, with millions of videos already supported. But we cannot guarantee that your favorite site is already on the list.
» For users outside USA: Your country’s TV website may not work in Skyfire.
WHAT IS SKYFIRE?
Skyfire’s award-winning technology enables Flash video for millions of mobile users and is finally available on the iPhone. Our cloud-computing platform translates videos from Flash into an iPhone-friendly format. We unlock millions of videos that otherwise would not play on your iPhone or iPod Touch. It’s a bit of engineering magic. Over 100,000 web sites presently supported, with more added every day.
“As for actually watching Flash videos, it couldn’t be easier — once you’ve navigated to a page embedded with a video, a popup window will appear and you’re good to go.” – Engadget.com, USA
• Play millions of Flash videos – everyday, with no limits!
• All-new ‘Skybar’ toolbar gives one-click access to video and related content
• Stay in touch: Unique Facebook and Twitter ‘Quickview’ allows you to see your wall and feeds with one click. (Updated in 2.1)
• Be social: Share via Facebook and Twitter.
• Share to more services including GReader, Instapaper, Pinboard, Read It Later and Tumblr (New)
• Standard browser elements: Tabs, search, sharing, bookmarks, history, etc.
• Video search, with safe search option, helps you quickly find videos about your favorite topic
• ‘Desktop’ option loads pages as on a desktop browser, giving a greater selection of video (vs. mobile sites)
• Private Browsing option: Browse with no history and cookies left behind
• Click the ‘Explore’ button for related videos, news trends, photos and tweets!
• It may take 15-30 seconds for videos to load: Preparing goodness takes time…