Skyfire flash video supporting browser now live [updated]

Update 2: Apparently the Skyfire app was pulled by the developers due to technical difficulties, not Apple.  Update: It seems Apple has pulled the App from the Australian iTunes...

Update 2: Apparently the Skyfire app was pulled by the developers due to technical difficulties, not Apple. 

Update: It seems Apple has pulled the App from the Australian iTunes store. Yep, it pays to be quick on these things.

While Flash has many uses, one of the most common uses is a wrapper to embed video on websites, before now you had to jailbreak a iOS device to play any kind of flash content.

That just changed. Amazingly Apple approved a mobile browser called SkyFire which interprets flash video and allows you to tap and play that video in the native iPod app. Videos play in full screen and when your down close back to the page and place you were at.

It’s available now on the App Store for A$3.99 or $US2.99, apparently Apple still hasn’t got the memo about the currency being at parity.

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