Skyfire for iPhone: User Reviews after Release

By Alan Ng - Nov 5, 2010

For those of you who were lucky enough to download the new Skyfire app for iPhone before it encountered server issues, what are your initial impressions of the web browser after having a good while to play around it.

Considering that Skyfire 2.0 will now enable you to watch flash content on your iPhone 4, will it now replace the default Safari browser for your daily web surfing?

We recently told you about a hands-on video demo that had been provided to you courtesy of Engadget, but we’re more interested to see some user opinions on the software.

Hopefully the Skyfire creators will get the licencing issues fixed up, so everyone else can download it from the App store, but for everyone that does have it, let us know how you rate the flash content viewing on Skyfire so far.

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  • alex

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    Gentlemen from Apple – your policy on this is something really, really weird and if it continues, a lot of your current and future customers, including myself will certainly think twice before buying (another) iPhone due to various restrictions never ever seen on any other phone model!?

    You are literally pushing us to jailbreak our iPhones, as an interim solution, which was something I did not want to do by now, but will be happy to in the near future and advise and encourage others, with pleasure! All I’m having with this “extraterrestrial” miracle is – headaches, on every step I take, photos, videos, MMS, file management, Internet, Bluetooth, iTunes, SIM cards, factory locks … I made a terrible mistake, so if you are thinking to buy one in the future, ask the other users and – THINK TWICE!
    High(er) resolution doesn’t make it worthwhile buying iPhone, which seems has been designed as a kid’s playing console, nothing else.

  • Alex

    Skyifre has a 17+ categorization in the Apple app store in the UAE. It’s logical we should then expect to have a ban here on other web browsers for PCs like Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, etc. which is definitely not the case.
    They are using other methods to ban access to mature or adult websites (blocking all adult content) which would exactly be the same if we had SkyFire available on our iPhones.
    Browsers should NOT be considered as "mature" or "adult" applications simply because they are not applications of that kind.
    I've mentioned IE and other browsers for PCs – if I can use these here, with support for all internet content I can imagine, why can't I purchase and use SkyFire?
    Having said this all, one can watch any mature or adult content if he wishes simply by turning on VPN on iPhone (as well as on PC), which is working very well, but that's not the reason I'm (and thousands of others) looking at SkyFire, but other Adobe Flash content, including videos.

  • gman

    I’ve been using it on my nokia N97 since july, and up until now it’s been great. It has allowed my phone to use the web just as if I were using a computer. However, lately the program lists a message that states that there are technical issues due to high demand. I think it has something to do with it being used for iphone now. Thanks a lot apple. I sure do appreciate you screwing up one of the best featues of my nokia N97. Jerks.

  • RCZ

    Tried it on my iPad and not overly impressed. PQ is poor and the video conversion is very hit and miss. Hopefully these issues will get resolved though.

  • Tim McGee

    Sorry, I don't have an iPhone but run it on my Evo and love the sites I can now view. Yes, I know Evo has flash but the sites I wanted to watch wouldn't play using Opera or whatever native browser comes with my Evo. I am surprised at the content I now have access to. Steve over at Apple will never allow that app in his store because it allows the dreaded flash to run on an Apple device.