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  • Flash video comes to the iPhone via Skyfire



    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGai5Nf9BwU"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGai5Nf9BwU[/ame]


    You heard it correctly. After two months in the approval process Apple has finally pushed through Skyfire 2.0. This is a Safari overlay that adds in a ton of extra functionality including the ability to transcode Flash video on a remote server and stream it back to your iPhone in HTML5. The demo video above shows a lot of clever Facebook integration and expanded searches. Not ALL of the internet's Flash video will be available such as Hulu which is already actively blocking Skyfire. The app is scheduled to be released by Friday and will cost $2.99 from the App Store.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Flash video comes to the iPhone via Skyfire started by Poseidon79 View original post
    Comments 78 Comments
    1. donkeykongking's Avatar
      donkeykongking -
      pretty slow, and it really is no different to the way youtube links work, id still prefer flash like on a ps3, but heck i own a phone made by a stubborn company, so minuswell make the most of what i have haha
    1. mi1knc0okies's Avatar
      mi1knc0okies -
      steve jobs should just demand that every major site convert to html5 or he will blow up the sun or something...
    1. Poseidon79's Avatar
      Poseidon79 -
      Thanks for the edit Toothy! There was a fire back in my shop just after I posted the broken YouTube link. No injuries and the fire dept just left. Whew!
    1. EskimoRuler's Avatar
      EskimoRuler -
      I don't think we need flash. Just the video that needs flash to run is what we need
    1. Tashawn's Avatar
      Tashawn -
      No proper flash integration, but this the next best thing.
    1. Christian Bale's Avatar
      Christian Bale -
      Meh it's not true flash, you have to wait for the video to be converted.
    1. jbarrett652's Avatar
      jbarrett652 -
      Woo hooo!
    1. whereswaldo's Avatar
      whereswaldo -
      Quote Originally Posted by hogcia View Post
      Sounds cool, cant wait! WE NEED FLASH ON THIS PHONE!! Long overdue!
      It's called frash, it's been out for a while
    1. Tyronal's Avatar
      Tyronal -
      Quote Originally Posted by hogcia View Post
      Sounds cool, cant wait! WE NEED FLASH ON THIS PHONE!! Long overdue!
      Fantastic!! I can't wait to have my phone crash, battery drain and run like a pig dog. We really need that.
    1. saunupe1911's Avatar
      saunupe1911 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Tyronal View Post
      Fantastic!! I can't wait to have my phone crash, battery drain and run like a pig dog. We really need that.
      We all know flash sucks on mobile devices for the most part, but lets give this a chance first. We are a long way before HTML 5 is the new "standard". As of right now, I like having my options.
    1. Tyronal's Avatar
      Tyronal -
      Quote Originally Posted by saunupe1911 View Post
      We all know flash sucks on mobile devices for the most part, but lets give this a chance first. We are a long way before HTML 5 is the new "standard". As of right now, I like having my options.
      No objections to this app. Major objection to Flash all round. The post read "we need flash now".
    1. ehren88888's Avatar
      ehren88888 -
      I hope espn3.com can work with this skyfire, I watch alot of sports online and tons of feeds are adobe flash.

      Thanks for the iphonevids site, the movies are fantastic quality, iphonemoviez went down and quality was lousy anyways.
    1. AmadeusKaelPyralis's Avatar
      AmadeusKaelPyralis -
      I could be wrong, since I've not tried however if you use LogMeIn Ignition, could you not run a flash site ON your iPhone... technically... with the computer you are logging into as a sort of proxy?

      Update: I figured I should try my own advice (HAHA). It works... problem is this is a bad idea for video since you cannot get sound through LogMeIn Ignition. So, if you are placing a flashgame (evony, etc) fantastic. Video, not so much.

      Enjoy... sort of...
    1. maddawg05's Avatar
      maddawg05 -
      @palckofv awesome website!!! Thanks.
    1. athleticswimmer's Avatar
      athleticswimmer -
      Ill give it a try......iguess?
    1. mastahpiece's Avatar
      mastahpiece -
      awesome cant wait =D
    1. Kaisei's Avatar
      Kaisei -
      I am going to be scouring the App Store Thursday and Friday for this app!
    1. brbortscheller's Avatar
      brbortscheller -
      Quote Originally Posted by Aliquippakid View Post
      I have never succesfully got frash to work. Lookin forward to this just a little. Not have flash doesn't affect ninety five percent of my iPhone browsing but I would be lying if I said I didn't hate the little blue Lego of death
      That lego makes me want to kill a weiner dog!!!!!
    1. syeroc's Avatar
      syeroc -
      Have owned iPhones since the original and have never felt I was missing out by not having Flash. I for one think it is over rated. You know what they say about opinions though....
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      I will give it a go on Thursday