Skyfire Labs is attempting to create a desktop browsing experience on your iPad with the release of Skyfire Web Browser 5.1.0, which adds 16 brand new built-in additions to the Horizon toolbar.
A new RetailMeNot button will allow Skyfire to “pay for itself.” Users can hit the RetailMeNot button in the Skyfire toolbar to get any promo-codes available for the service presented to them, whether it’s a store, a restaurant, or any product.
The company provides an example, stating, “Browsing Urban Outfitters website? Hit the RetailMeNot button and you'll be presented a variety of promo-codes coupons like 10% of site purchases and free shipping.”
An Instafire add-on opens up immediate access to a user’s personal Instagram feed. “No need to leave the browser and open specific apps anymore. Skyfire has you covered,” says the development team.
If you can't decide between Google or Bing for your searches, you can now check the results for both engines with the new extensions for Google and Bing.
“If you run a search on Google for ‘Cool Mobile Browsers,’ you can view the results returned in Skyfire, then click the Bing button to immediately see the results from Microsoft,” Skyfire Labs explains.
Russian users get a Yandex button too. Other extensions included in Skyfire 5.1.0 are listed below.
“Social: Meetup, Share, Feedback (Communicate with Skyfire Support & Share your feedback with the Skyfire Team);
News: Techcrunch, Mashable, Gigaom, Engadget, Wired;
Shopping: Walmart, eBay, Target.”
Skyfire Labs promises to make more extensions available soon. Also worth noting is that the company is continually seeking ways to implement a better Flash experience in the coming months.
When it debuted a couple of years ago, Skyfire was the first web browser to bring Flash support to Apple’s iOS-powered platforms.