SkyFire Pulled out From Apple Store within 5 hours

As I mentioned earlier, Flash on iPhone or iPod touches and similar iOS devices is possible through world’s hottest mobile browser – SkyFire.


The beauty of SkyFire is you can watch videos including Flash while browsing your favourite sites. It has private browsing and user agent switching modes too.
Apple took 2 months to approve SkyFire in App Store – but only took them a few hours to pull the plug on this app that converts Flash content to HTML5.
Why do you think SkyFire was taken down? According to SkyFire blog, the popularity of the app is costing them a fortune in bandwidth, which is necessary to convert the videos from Flash to HTML5.

Skyfire for iPhone has been received with unbelievable enthusiasm. Despite our best attempts and predictions, the demand far exceeds our initial projections.
The user experience was performing well for the first few hours, but as the surge continued, the peak load on our servers and bandwidth caused the video experience to degrade.
Thus we are effectively ‘sold out’ and will temporarily not accept new purchases from the App Store.  We are working really hard to increase capacity and will be accepting new purchases from the App Store as soon as we can support it.
We are very grateful for the demand. Within 5 hours, Skyfire for iPhone became the top grossing app, the third highest paid app overall and the top application in the Utilities category. Wow!

Update: It seems things are getting better now as SkyFire is now back in the App Store. You can try to download SkyFire here at the same price tag of $2.99