Skyfire Submits Flash Video Playing iPhone Browser
Posted on September 2, 2010 by eli courey
Skyfire is an iPhone browser which lets you play Flash video from sites like Comedy Central. It was submitted to the app store today and should get approved because it doesn’t actually run the Flash on the iPhone, it translates the Flash video on their server and streams it to the iPhone using an Apple-approved HTML 5 format.
Skyfire’s famed cloud-computing technology translates Flash video on the fly from millions of web sites into HTML5 formats, and supports iOS devices via Apple’s HTTP live streaming standard. Skyfire also avoids the concerns raised in Steve Jobs’ recent essay regarding Flash on mobile devices. By optimizing Flash for iPhones and network conditions in the Cloud, Skyfire improves performance and maximizes battery life while playing video.