Adobe Flash coming to iPhone, thanks to Skyfire

Summary:Adobe Flash is finally coming to the iPhone ... thanks to Skyfire.

Adobe Flash is finally coming to the iPhone ... thanks to Skyfire.

Skyfire is a web browser for the iPhone platform, but with a difference. It offers the ability for iPhone users to view Flash video content by transcoding it into HTML5 on the fly. Skyfire for iPhone was built in accordance with Apple guidelines, including the use of a WebKit browser core shared with Safari, and h.264 adaptive streaming and has been approved by Apple for inclusion in the App Store.

As well as transcoding Flash video, Skyfire offers several features not offered by the built-in Safari browser:

  • Related Content – The “Explore” icon recommends relevant content (news, video, tweets, etc.) based on the page they’re viewing at the time.
  • Sharing – The “Share” icon lets users share any article or video easily with their friends on Facebook, Twitter or e-mail.
  • User Agent Switching - load pages for either mobile or desktop.
  • Privacy - Keep your browsing private, with no data trail.

Skyfire will be hitting the Apple App Store this Thursday, priced at $2.99.

Topics: Enterprise Software, Apple, Hardware, iPhone, Mobility, Smartphones


Adrian Kingsley-Hughes is an internationally published technology author who has devoted over a decade to helping users get the most from technology -- whether that be by learning to program, building a PC from a pile of parts, or helping them get the most from their new MP3 player or digital camera.Adrian has authored/co-authored technic... Full Bio

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