Skyfire App for iPhone will be Available in ‘Batches’

The new Skyfire app for iPhone and iPod touch has been causing lots of headlines lately – it’s the first application for iOS that converts Flash video in to HTML5, allowing users to watch it on their iOS devices, and due to overwhelming demand, the developers have pulled it from the App Store.

If you didn’t manage to get your hands on Skyfire during the short time it was available, then don’t despair. Skyfire’s CEO, Jeff Glueck, said in a statement today that they will be making the browser available to download through the App Store over the next few days, but you’ll have to be quick if you want it!

In order to provide a good user experience, and ensure they have capacity for the demand, Skyfire will be making their app available in ‘batches’ and on a first come, first served basis. This is currently just for U.S. (View in iTunes) users only, however, Skyfire have stated that support for other countries will follow shortly.

The Skyfire blog explains:

Due to overwhelming demand, we are taking this approach because Skyfire believes a good user experience should come first, and we would rather have fewer, happier customers, and add new users as we can support them.  We will open the first batches to US users only, with additional country support to follow shortly.

Skyfire expects to release these batches more frequently over the coming days, so users waiting to get their hands on the app should keep their eyes peeled.

To find out when the next batch will be available to download, you can follow Skyfire on Twitter or Facebook and they’ll keep you updated.


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