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 â€œFireplaceâ€ 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 couldnâ€™t handle the amount of users and it was removed from the app store, although itâ€™s back up and running now. Hopefully theyâ€™ve fixed all those bandwidth problems in time for the iPad app release. Thereâ€™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