Skyfire iPad Web Browser Brings Flash Support And More
In fact, many would probably prefer the browsing experience on Samsung's Galaxy Tab, if only due to the ability to load Flash websites. But now, the iPad can finally support Flash without any funky hacks. How so? Skyfire. Skyfire's iPhone browser was a huge hit, despite the fact that it's not free. In fact, Skyfire's servers crashed under the load the first time it was introduced to the public, and the company has over doubled capacity to handle the expected load from the iPad release.
This week, Skyfire's iPad browser was released into the App Store at $4.99, bringing Flash website support (it loads Flash sites on the Skyfire end and then streams it back in HTML5), a Fireplace social networking aspect and an integrated Google Reader. If you're burned out with Apple's stance on Flash, it looks like most of your problems can be solved today with a single download. Merry Christmas, indeed!