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November 24, 2010

Skyfire 2.1 iPhone app now out and available in the UK

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by Darren Allan

Skyfire for the iPhone has been mightily popular over in the US, as it’s an app which allows iPhone users to play Flash video on their handsets.

The app, which effectively provides a workaround solution that allows Flash to be converted and streamed as HTML5 via the Skyfire servers, was so popular when it first launched in the US it overloaded said servers.

However, those issues were quickly sorted, and now a new version of Skyfire has been released. The good news for the UK is that Skyfire 2.1 is also available over here, as well as in Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.

Version 2.1 comes with improved video coverage, allowing for sites that require logging in, along with better cookie support and a simplified bookmark management system.

A Twitter Quickview has been added, which like the Facebook Quickview allows you to peek into your social networking stream while browsing. 2.1 also witnesses the introduction of extended sharing, which means you can now share not just via email or Facebook, but also by Twitter, Tumblr, and a number of other platforms.

One downside to bear in mind for us Brits is that Skyfire won’t work with sites which don’t allow streaming to US based servers. For example, the Beeb’s iPlayer won’t work for those outside the UK, and therefore can’t be streamed via Skyfire.

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2 Comments »
  1. “For example, the Beeb’s iPlayer won’t work for those outside the UK, and therefore can’t be streamed via Skyfire”

    Why would you want to? you can stream iplayer direct to iPhone anyway!!!!

    Comment by Ray — November 25, 2010 @ 2:23 pm

  2. “One downside to bear in mind for us Brits is that Skyfire won’t work with sites which don’t allow streaming to US based servers”

    With this in mind, does the opposite work in that would it allow us brits to watch US content such as Hulu through the US based servers?

    Comment by Tony — November 25, 2010 @ 2:44 pm

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