Mountain View, Calif. – October 21, 2010 – Skyfire is officially previewing their iPhone browser currently in review with Apple. Skyfire submitted the browser for Apple’s App Store approval on September 1st and has since made minor adjustments to the software, based on submission feedback, to ensure all of Apple’s guidelines regarding video streaming are met.
Adherence to Apple’s Policies
Skyfire for iPhone was built in accordance with Apple guidelines, including the use of a WebKit browser core shared with Safari, and h.264 adaptive streaming.
Skyfire enables Flash on Apple devices by transcoding video content into Apple approved formats on the fly from millions of web sites; itsupports iOS devices via Apple’s HTTP live streaming. Skyfire’s famed cloud-computing technology also adapts video content based on connection strength, giving the user the best video experience that will play smoothly given their wireless network conditions at the time.
What’s in Skyfire for iPhone?
Skyfire is the first browser built for the social media generation. Skyfire’s SkyBar technology includes three key features missing from all iPhone browsers to date:
- Video – The “Video” icon allows users to view the millions of Flash videos previously unavailable on iOS devices.
- Related Content – The “Explore” icon recommends relevant content (news, video, tweets, etc.) based on the page they’re viewing at the time.
- Sharing – The “Share” icon lets users share any article or video easily with their friends on Facebook, Twitter or e-mail.
“We are delighted to share Skyfire for iPhone with key reporters and bloggers, and we remain optimistic for approval by the App Store,” noted Jeffrey Glueck, CEO of Skyfire. “After helpful feedback from Apple on some technical details, we have re-submitted our app. Skyfire can help unlock millions of videos previously unviewable for iOS users, in a way that will be network-friendly and battery-friendly, and using only Apple runtime on the device.”
See Skyfire 2.0 for iPhone Demo Video:
Skyfire is dedicated to using cloud computing to improve multimedia experiences on mobile phones, and has created the first “Compression as a Service” (CAAS) offering for wireless carriers and device makers. Skyfire’s technology has been visible to consumers through the Skyfire browser app, which has enabled Skyfire to refine its technology with over one million monthly users. The app was named the top pick by PC World among all Android browsers in September 2010. Skyfire won the Best Mobile Application-People’s Voice at the 2009 Webby Awards and was named a Top App of 2009 by the New York Times’ Gadgetwise. Skyfire is based in Mountain View, California, in the heart of Silicon Valley. For more information, visit www.skyfire.com, or follow Skyfire on Twitter at twitter.com/skyfire.