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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.



    Source: Skyfire
    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. 2Jaze's Avatar
      2Jaze -
      Very nice update indeed [;
    1. mortopher's Avatar
      mortopher -
      Is it still "new" a week later??
    1. TheJailbreakGenius's Avatar
      TheJailbreakGenius -
      Quote Originally Posted by mortopher View Post
      Is it still "new" a week later??
      Lolasaurus Rex!

      Btw, where did u get that pic?
    1. I Am Zak's Avatar
      I Am Zak -
      "Skyfire is quite possibly the best app available for watching Flash videos on an iOS device."

      I'm pretty sure it's the only app.
    1. The Maestro's Avatar
      The Maestro -
      Quote Originally Posted by I Am Zak View Post
      "Skyfire is quite possibly the best app available for watching Flash videos on an iOS device."

      I'm pretty sure it's the only app.
      There was cloud browse but ughhh
    1. iCeDmAn's Avatar
      iCeDmAn -
      I have skyfire but I only use it when necessary, so much slower then mobile safari.
    1. ifabian's Avatar
      ifabian -
      I bitfire can watch flash video too
    1. moon#pie's Avatar
      moon#pie -
      Quote Originally Posted by I Am Zak View Post
      "Skyfire is quite possibly the best app available for watching Flash videos on an iOS device."

      I'm pretty sure it's the only app.
      360 browser. It's much better at everything.
    1. nkgneto's Avatar
      nkgneto -
      can anyone verify if you could watch videos on ABC.com or Fox.com? TIA
    1. punjabi212's Avatar
      punjabi212 -
      lol @ 2:27 in the video
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Nice update
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      Sounds like a great update
    1. The6uest's Avatar
      The6uest -
      Quote Originally Posted by punjabi212 View Post
      lol @ 2:27 in the video
      Ha! I saw that too!

      I wish Skyfire was a universal app for the iPhone and iPad so we don't have to buy it twice.
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Quote Originally Posted by punjabi212 View Post
      lol @ 2:27 in the video
      lol I missed that
    1. redwolf's Avatar
      redwolf -
      any way to get rid of that bottom bar (facebook,tweeter etc)???
      annoying
    1. nkgneto's Avatar
      nkgneto -
      Quote Originally Posted by nkgneto View Post
      can anyone verify if you could watch videos on ABC.com or Fox.com? TIA
      Anyone? Please? I'd like some verification that you can watch tv shows before purchasing.
    1. aimetti's Avatar
      aimetti -
      i tried fox , raising hope real quick.

      initially came up w/ html 5 not supported but clicked on video bar and it loaded. however was quite choppy / grainy , even on my 7.0 down wireless.
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      Quote Originally Posted by punjabi212 View Post
      lol @ 2:27 in the video
      Haha, nice catch!
    1. tallshorty's Avatar
      tallshorty -
      Quote Originally Posted by aimetti View Post
      i tried fox , raising hope real quick.

      initially came up w/ html 5 not supported but clicked on video bar and it loaded. however was quite choppy / grainy , even on my 7.0 down wireless.
      It still works and watchable. yes it is a little bit choppy and low res but still watchable even over my 3G connection. better than nothing if you are bored somewhere.
    1. CynicalDriver's Avatar
      CynicalDriver -
      Just picked it up. We shall see if it's any good...

      2:27 lol!


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