Skyfire 3.0, the Flash-savvy web browsing app for iOS devices, is now available for download from the App Store. The app now features Facebook Connect integration, OneTouch search, a feed reader called Fireplace, and more popular content.
Clearly the flagship feature of this Skyfire release, the integration with Facebook’s social graph and “Like Button” into every webpage allow users to check their profiles, “Like” or share any Internet content, see content recommended by their friends, and view rich multimedia and links, all with a single tap.
The Facebook integration has been made possible directly through the app’s SkyBar.
The developers are happy to report that Skyfire for iPhone and Skyfire for iPad are among the most popular apps in the iTunes App Store.
They claim to have amassed some 1.5 million downloads since the Skyfire’s November 2010 debut.
In addition to adding support for Facebook, Skyfire 3.0 comes with an enhanced capability to give users more Flash video.
“Flash videos will be optimized for your device and network, giving you smooth video playback, and (for users on capped or tiered data plans) saving you bandwidth and money,” the company promises.
We mentioned a flagship feature a few paragraphs above, but Skyfire Inc. says they have a favorite one of their own - Popular Content.
This 3.0 addition reportedly allows users to instantly see what content is most popular on any given site. The information can be shared with friends within the Facebook community, while recommendations are prioritized and show up at the top of the list.
As for the Fireplace Feed Reader, which Skyfire apparently trademarked, it is described as “a simple but addictive tool that provides a filtered list of your Facebook feed that includes links to web pages, images, and videos posted by your Facebook friends.”
Finally, OneTouch Search does exactly what its name implies - quick access to Google, VideoSurf, or Wikipedia for stuff users might look up.
“Skyfire 3.0 for iPhone makes for the most compelling mobile browsing experience to date,” said Jeff Glueck, CEO of Skyfire.
“This latest iteration leverages the cloud to not only streamline playback of rich multimedia – including Flash video – butalso toseamlessly integrate your social graph into the browser,” Glueck added.
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