Many of the most popular websites on the web use Adobe Flash to deliver video to your computer screen, but unless the site specifically provided an alternative for the iPhone, users haven’t been able to view flash video.
Now there is a new web browser available in the App store called Skyfire providing a method of delivering Flash Video directly to your iPhone. Skyfire proxy the Sites through their servers and convert the Flash into a video format that the iPhone can understand, and it works brilliantly.
When you visit a webpage that has a Flash video contained on it, after a few seconds an icon appears at the bottom of the screen as shown in the screenshot below, this is your indication that the video is ready to be played. Pressing the icon will then start the video.
The video is smooth and this is a very clever solution, to one of the iPhone’s biggest criticism. The following screen shot was captured showing video from the SkySports Website on the iPhone.
In addition to the ability to play Flash video, Skyfire is a great web browser. Pages load quickly and are well rendered. Many iPhone users are now adopting Skyfire as their default web browser.
To install Skyfire, goto the App Store on your handset and search for Skyfire Web browser.