It’s pretty well documented at the moment that Adobe wants Flash on the iPhone and Steve Jobs doesn’t think it’s good enough.
What’s interesting about all this is that now the iPhone has sparked significant interest in web browsing via mobile devices, the race is on for developers everywhere to tap into that growing market.
Skyfire is a new mobile browser I only just came across and claims to be the first and only browser to present the web on your phone exactly as it would be on your computer.
Yes, that includes all embedded content including all flash applications and media, Quicktime, Java and Ajax.
It’s a Windows Mobile browser, but will soon also be available for the Symbian mobile operating system as well.
Currently in private beta 1, you can submit a request to receive an invitation for beta 2, coming soon apparently. For now you can check out the video presenting the features of Skyfire, the example sites used seem pretty impressive… Youtube for example is exactly as you see on a computer and you can play all the videos like normal.
The only issue I would imagine would be speed, without a decent 3G connection I can see web navigation being pretty slow and frustrating, perhaps the iPhone optimised style webpages are a better way to go for a compromise between speed and functionality.Advertisement
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