iOS Users Really Want Flash, SkyFire Makes $1 Million in First Weekend

Ryan Whitwam

SkyFire is a browser available on various smartphone platforms. It's claim to fame is that it can pull down Flash videos on the web, and stream them to your phone. The result is Flash video playing on phones that don't have access to the actual plugin. The app is free everywhere except on Apple's iOS platform, where Flash is forbidden. In its first weekend, SkyFire has managed to make almost $1 million , just $2.99 at a time.

All this is happening in the midst of SkyFire pulling the app in the face of a massive onslaught of users hitting their servers. The app returned, and the users were not deterred. After Apple's share, SkyFire will be making about $700,000. Hopefully they will be able to upgrade their backend.

They'll probably need it too. Apple doesn't look to be backing down from their no-Flash policy. For the time being, the only way to get Flash video on the iPhone is with workarounds like SkyFire. Have you tried SkyFire on iOS? Is it worth the $2.99 price tag?

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