May 3, 2010
Skyfire Helps Android
Do you ever get frustrated with your phone not being able to see a lot of websites because it requires Flash? Or, you get the Flash but it’s really slow? It seems that Skyfire–a mobile web browser launched in 2009–is trying to make that better. Currently, the browser works with Windows Mobile and Android.
Since the launch of Skyfire 1.0 in 2009, the browser has gotten a lot of attention and a lot of positive feedback. Well, they are ready to introduce Skyfire 2.0 for Android, which will feature a faster-functioning program to turn Flash code into HTML5. Not only will this help the speed of download on Android phones, but it will essentially make videos that were unavailable, well…available to the mobile community.
If the mobile web browser proves to be successful, who knows what else they can do, right? These days, it seems that getting Flash capability on a mobile phone is a top priority to a lot of companies, and to a lot of users.
Skyfire is also looking to expand their company’s browser to be compatible with Apple products (iPhone, iPad, iPod). A few weeks ago, Apple announced that it would allow Opera to launch an application for a mobile web browser on which users would be able to access iTunes. Since then, Skyfire, too, is looking to develop a mobile browser for Apple products, which may end up being really great for them: if they can find a way to get this Flash-converter onto an iPhone…well, the possibilities are endless.
I’m looking forward to seeing what Skyfire can come up with!
Posted by Shaane at 7:00 am