Skyfire App Store

The Skyfire Web Browser app is now live in the App Store a full day ahead of schedule. We're messing around with the app now, and we like what we've seen so far. (We even managed to get last Sunday's iPad live! recording to play -- check out those Halloween super-suits!)

Something we've noticed is slight slowness when loading pages, and we suspect this is due to the massive influx of iOS users testing out the new app at once, since everything is routed through Skyfire's own servers. (They're transcoding Flash to iOS-friendly H.264 on the fly, then shipping that to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch -- so that's a bit of a workload!)

Any readers out there care to give their initial impressions on this flash-converting web browser?

UPDATE: Skyfire is either unavailable or becoming unavailable in many countries. Could they be trying to reduce load given initial demand has pretty much melted their transcoding servers? Either way, if you can't find it in your local App Store, or you could find it previously and now it's gone, let us know in comments.

UPDATE 2: As we suspected, demand overwhelmed their servers and now Skyfire is officially "sold out":

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.


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