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Thursday, 11 November 2010 10:28

Skyfire sends warning to Apple

Written by Nick Farell

Allow Flash on the iPhone
The success of the botched Skyfire addon to the iPhone sent out a stark warning to Jobs' Mob to end its campaign against Flash. In the few days since its launch Skyfire grossed almost $1 million selling about  100,000 copies during the first five hours of release and 200,000 more during the weekend.

It might have been a lot more. Servers began faltering, Skyfire pulled its own app from the App Store to avoid a crash. Since then, the company doubled its capacity and has been adding more users "in batches" that the servers can handle. The software is not that great in that it is just a workaround to play Flash on iPhone and yet users are clamouring for it.

If Steve Jobs sat down and allowed users to run flash on his shiny toys then he could come up with a better solution and everyone would be happy. The Skyfire release means that despite all the propaganda Steve has lauched against Flash, iPhone users still want it.

Of course we can't see him changing his mind. That would require several changes to the laws of physics. It is trivial for Steve Jobs to stick Flash on the iPhone however it would displace time and space if he was ever to admit he was wrong.

Nick Farell

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+61 #1 timmy112 2010-11-11 11:31
The everyday user 1
The Jobs mob 0
+47 #2 tjivali 2010-11-11 13:35
Haha up your Steve Jobs, people want to make their own decisions.
-43 #3 mic.b 2010-11-11 15:36
Why do you care, if you hate "fruit themed" devices so much? (or at least you are paid to say so)

You are funny people.
+24 #4 nECrO 2010-11-11 18:29
The people have spoken. Unfortunately for them, they can speak all they want. Steve Jobs is the law in Apple land and you WILL do as he says in his walled garden.

What I will never get is that when Microsoft and other companies tried making ppl live in their proprietary world, they were rightfully chastised for it. But Jobs gets sainthood from the Mactards. Go figure....
+12 #5 yasin 2010-11-11 19:20
i wonder how jobs will continue to defend the lack of flash.its a pretty big mistake IMO.skyfire are going to make big profits out of this
+10 #6 Mxmz 2010-11-11 20:04
So true, it's shame that Steve Jobs doesn't really think about its customers but rather thinks only about himself.
+9 #7 Fud_u 2010-11-11 22:17
Lol, someone got ballz to stand up to Apple. Unfortunately, someone else doesn't have ballz to admit he's a d1ck.
+5 #8 HellFlyer 2010-11-11 23:46
Well thanks to Jobs Skyfire developers are making money , I think they are happy with his decision :D
+2 #9 haxxorking 2010-11-12 13:25
Hahaha, good one Nick. I love that last paragraph :-)
-1 #10 Otherbuns 2010-11-15 07:47
Quoting mic.b:
Why do you care, if you hate "fruit themed" devices so much? (or at least you are paid to say so)

You are funny people.

Because they care about the will of the consumers, maybe? And one of the things they do not like with the "fruit themed" devices is that they do not support flash, and an implementation of it would make it a better device and a lot less annoying? Gah, some people are just so full of it. Your comment was pre-school level.

Anyway, kudos to the Skyfire team. A very clever idea and workaround.

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