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Mobile web browser SkyFire has been approved by Apple and is coming to the App Store on Thursday for $2.99, according to CNNMoney.
SkyFire can convert Flash videos — which the iPhone normally cannot display — into HTML5 on SkyFire's servers, making it possible to view said videos on the iPhone after a short delay.
Unfortunately, the technique doesn't work with Flash games and other non-video Flash content, CNNMoney claims. It also won't work with Hulu, which has banned SkyFire — likely because it only works in the U.S. and charges $10 per month for its Hulu Plus subscription, which allows users to access video via mobile devices.
Still, SkyFire sounds like a really nice alternative to the default iPhone browser; whenever you encounter a Flash video that you simply must see on your iPhone, SkyFire is pretty much the only viable option out there.
Check out a video preview of the SkyFire 2.0 browser for iPhone, recorded in August, below:
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