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  • Skyfire 3.0 Brings iPad Features to the iPhone


    Skyfire is quite possibly the best app available for watching Flash videos on an iOS device. The iPad version received a substantial update not too long ago, but the iPhone and iPod Touch versions have remained largely unchanged until now. Skyfire 3.0 has just been released and with it comes a host of new features that were previously only available with the iPad version.

    The lower menu bar or Skybar has been totally revamped to act and look more like the iPad version. The Skybar now disappears when you scroll on a webpage to give you more room to view the content on that page. A tiny tab at the bottom of the screen allows you to bring back the menu bar right away, however. Skyfire’s main attraction though, has always been its ability to play Flash videos. Video data is now compressed up to 85% so streaming video should now be faster than ever. This version also brings with it new social networking integration as well.



    The new Facebook QuickView feature gives you quick access to your Facebook page directly on the lower Skybar menu. You can also access news feeds, profiles, friends, your inbox, events and places as well. A dedicated “Like” button is also included on the new Skybar menu. The Twitter QuickView button keeps you up to date on the latest trending topics, and lets you update your status and location without having to leave Skyfire. The Fireplace Feed Reader lets you filter feeds to only include links to your friends web pages on Facebook.

    Until Apple and Adobe resolve their differences regarding Flash on iOS devices, Skyfire will be the go to app when you want to watch Flash videos on an iDevice. Hulu may still be block Skyfire from streaming free content to non-subscribing users, but with so much more video content available online now, Hulu support is hardly needed. I must admit that I really enjoy using Skyfire to keep up to date with the latest episodes of The Daily Show every morning.



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    This article was originally published in forum thread: Skyfire 3.0 Brings iPad Features to the iPhone started by Wiley John Wright View original post
    Comments 28 Comments
    1. santacruzlocal's Avatar
      santacruzlocal -
      Quote Originally Posted by mortopher View Post
      Is it still "new" a week later??
      LMAO ... That's Wiley for you, Either a week late, or reviewing Crap products!!!
    1. moon#pie's Avatar
      moon#pie -
      If you would like to rag on the writers, then go somewhere else. They don't get paid to do this and they sure as hell have more important things to do then write articles for little babies who are just going to whine about how they were 5 mins behind Engadget.
    1. metaserph's Avatar
      metaserph -
      ^+100
    1. mortopher's Avatar
      mortopher -
      Quote Originally Posted by moon#pie View Post
      If you would like to rag on the writers, then go somewhere else. They don't get paid to do this and they sure as hell have more important things to do then write articles for little babies who are just going to whine about how they were 5 mins behind Engadget.
      They don't? Sure about that?
    1. moon#pie's Avatar
      moon#pie -
      ^pretty damn sure. This isn't Gizmodo.
    1. CynicalDriver's Avatar
      CynicalDriver -
      Quote Originally Posted by moon#pie View Post
      ^pretty damn sure. This isn't Gizmodo.
      First: I'm not one of the ones who complains about the writers very much.

      That said; I need to point out, that they represent this site. Regardless of pay, they should take the time to polish things up before they post an article. If proof-reading and fact-checking are too time-consuming, then they should step down and let others move in.

      This is a two-way street of course; MMi would also need competent volunteers, who are willing to ignore/put-up with the babies, who are always screaming about timing and grammar.

      Where I agree with you is this:
      I for one, could care less that it's a week late. I never heard of Skyfire before this article, and now am checking it out. That's why I come to MMi, because I get relevant info (most of the time,) without having to scour the Internet for hours. I don't have the time to keep up with 500 sites.

      Chances are, the people who cry about articles being behind, are leading very boring lives.
      ^Read into that what you will, criers, I don't care anymore, it has gotten very old.


      Sent from my iPhone using ModMyi
    1. ehren88888's Avatar
      ehren88888 -
      flash video for sports isn't so great, veryyyyyy choppy video
    1. Henry Smith's Avatar
      Henry Smith -
      It sounds like a great update to me...
      But can you tell me that where did you find that???? 3d mobile