Welcome to 'Paul's App of the Day', where I pick one of my favourite apps as featured app of the day! Today's app is...
What they say
What we say
Skyfire Browser makes the web richer, smarter & more fun!
• Only browser to play MILLIONS of Flash videos
• Supported sites increases regularly
• Choose Mobile/Desktop browser view
• Explore related content
• FroYo/Flash support in browser
• DroidX support soon!
• Browser does not support Flash-Apps
Skyfire is unique - rather than rendering websites on your device, websites are rendered on a remote server, running what is effectively a full copy of Firefox. What this means is what is rendered on your device - flash and all - looks just like it does on a desktop. This is particularly useful on older devices that don't support any Flash for video playback. For me personally, I don't use Skyfire as my main browser, but there are times when I want to view a website that just won't render properly in any other browser and that's where Skyfire fits in. It's always worth keeping installed!
ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION / ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION / ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE / ACCESS_WIFI_STATE / INTERNET / READ_LOGS / READ_PHONE_STATE / SET_PREFERRED_APPLICATIONS / WAKE_LOCK / com.android.browser.permission.READ_HISTORY_BOOKMARKS / com.android.browser.permission.WRITE_HISTORY_BOOKMARKS / com.android.launcher.permission.INSTALL_SHORTCUT
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Direct Market Link (for on device)
View on Android Market
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Market star rating at time of writing
3.84 (12390 ratings)
Version at time of writing
Similar / Alternative apps
Other alternative browsers I recommend include Opera Mini which also has a server side compression element, Dolphin Browser HD and xScope (which are conventional browsers).
Suggested improvements for the next version
The look is now a lot better than it was before for high resolution devices, but the buttons etc. are still imho larger than they need to be. The overall 'polish' could still be improved.
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