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Skyfire 2.0 for iPhone: Flash Video Conversion Demo

Earlier today we revealed that Skyfire 2.0 for iPhone has overtaken Angry Birds as the top grossing app available at the App Store, this was great news, however its success caused too much strain on Skyfire’s servers, so they had stop allowing downloads while they upgrade their servers.

Luckily Engadget managed to get their hands on Skyfire 2.0 before it became “sold out”, they have put together a brief hands-on video demo showing the browser’s capabilities, we have embedded it at the end of this post.

Engadget seemed happy with the mobile web browser, however scrolling up and down a web page wasn’t as smooth as what some other browsers offer, also the pinch to zoom functionality wasn’t perfect.

What everyone cares about are the Flash video capabilities, as you may know Skyfire 2.0 allows iPhone users to watch Flash video by using their servers to convert the video to HTML5, this is demoed in the video below, and it works well, check out the video yourself and let us know whether you are impressed in the comments section.

There is one slight imperfection with the service, there is no bar to show you how long the video lasts, or how much you have watched, which means that you can’t jump to certain parts of the video, perhaps they will work out a way round this issue soon.

Are you impressed by Skyfire 2.0’s Flash video conversion service?

Source: Engadget

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Written by Jamie Pert

Jamie has a background in computer repairs and maintenance along with network administration, he now enjoys utilizing the benefits of new technologies and enjoys writing about anything that brings new technology to the world.

He began writing for Product Reviews in mid 2009 and has since expanded his knowledge across a wide-base of devices, he is looking to get more hands-on experience with new devices to gain a better understanding of the latest and greatest technologies.

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