Skyfire For iOS Sold Out Within Five Hours

When the Skyfire 2.0 browser for iOS arrived, it offered users the option of viewing Flash video on their device, since Skyfire would render the video on their own servers and re-encode it in HTML5-compatible format for the device. It’s not really “Flash on iOS”, but it’s close enough at the moment. So when this $2.99 app went live, you can be guess the welcome that it received, shooting to the top of the top grossing app list and becoming the third highest paid app overall, overloading Skyfire servers in the process, resulting in users being unable to purchase the app while Skyfire Labs scrambled to get everything running again. It seems that while Apple hasn’t approved of Flash for iOS, Skyfire 2.0 might be a suitable way to work around it.

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