Skyfire App Will Soon Be Bringing Flash to Your iPad

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    Skyfire has been showing off its new iPad App via a YouTube demonstration video, according to a report today on PCMag.com. As with the iPhone version of Skyfire, Skyfire for iPad works by launching a browser that converts any Flash videos you want to watch into HTML5, and then plays them back in a separate video. PCMag says that aside from having this all-important ability, the iPad version of Skyfire will also have various social networking features, with a menu bar at the bottom of the screen including links to Facebook, Twitter and Google Reader so that you can interact with them while still in the app. A “Fireplace†option will also be included enabling you to see all the links that your Facebook friends have shared from within the app.

    It all sounds very impressive, especially the viewing Flash videos part, but Skyfire's iPhone app got off to a rocky start when its servers couldn’t handle the amount of users and it was removed from the app store, although it’s back up and running now. Hopefully they’ve fixed all those bandwidth problems in time for the iPad app release. There’s no official launch date for the app as yet, and no idea about pricing either, but PCMag.com points out that the iPhone version costs $2.99, so we can probably expect to pay a little more for the iPad app.

    Source: Skyfire Shows Off iPad App with Flash, Facebook Features | News & Opinion | PCMag.com
     
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    Looks like a potential mian browser!
     
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    Thats why they created the edit button for posts, so it doesnt take two to fix a mistake lol
     
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    Why didn't Skyfire just release the app and done. This is all just a strategy to get people to join add them on Twitter and Facebook.
    How desperate can we get?
     
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    Yet another function that should be part of the OS's native browser, but instead you have to pay for, as with printing and network access. It's very curious to me how the iPad community justs rolls over on this.
     
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    You can't edit your post in this sub-forum.
     
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    Yeah :'(
     
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    That's right.;)
     
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    Like we have a choice? Stevie is a Republican. There is no arguing, they are deaf. If you don't like it, sell your iPad and buy a something-else-that DOES support what the iPad should. Then report back to us and say "THE devicename IS WAY BETTER..." so we can all migrate to a non-Steve environment.

    I bought mine as a toaster, not a true PDA/computing/web browsing device. Makes the disappointments easier to live with. But I will NOT convert 57 Flash videos on my music website to HTML5 just to please the God of Anality unless he gives me a free, zero-generation-loss conversion app...

    You may find relief in a few years when they finish integrating the two OSes so the Apple desktop is an extension of the iPhone/iPad and vice versa. But don't hold your breath...
     
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    For some reason in the "News" section, we can't edit our posts.
     
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    See? What I was saying.
     
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    I come from Android (have a HTC Incredible) and just couldn't wait any longer to get a tablet, so I got the iPad. I haven't put the darn thing down pretty much since I bought it. Im surprised how many flash sites have converted over to HTML5, I was expecting to see blank spots all over the place on the web, but I dont. And on top of that Skyfire's flash is kind of a PITA. If you want to watch a flash video, it loads seperatly and from what I found when I had it on my phone (before Android brought over full flash), half the video's didnt even work.
     
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    its out in US now, hopefully UK soon!
     
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    All I wanma know is hulu. I want to watch hulu.
     

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