SkyFire is not a dedicated
flash player, it is actually an iPhone browser that supports
flash video. It is simply the best and easiest way to watch your favorite flash video on your
iPhone, iPhone 4, iPad, and
Sham24.com is a very good example of a flash video content website. It is an Arabic website that is full of flash video contents that can be easily viewed with SkyFire.
Unfortunately without Sky-Fire this website would be impossible to view on any
For example, opening this website or any other flash contents website with Safari browser would give no flash player video at all. You will simply see a gray or black window where flash video is supposed to be displayed.
Apple doesn't support a flash player within the iOS or its Safari browser because flash requires access to the iPhone file system. It is simply a system security and stability issue. If adobe flash doesn't requires access to the iOS file system, Apple would have allowed a flash video player on iPhone long time ago.
Apple only is allowed to add such extension or plugin to the iOS file system. Therefore, this level of system access is restricted, and Adobe can't be part of the iOS file system Apple decided.
Since it does this without violating Apple security and without accessing the iPhone file system, Apple allows this iPhone browser in the App Store.
Many clever iPhone applications are available in the App Store that allow Flash video playback, but Sky Fire is simply the best iPhone application that play flash video for only $2.99. Sky-Fire is a fully functional iPhone web browser that has many useful features available only in a desktop browsers.
When it comes to playing flash video, it couldn't be more simple.
First enter the URL or the web address of the web page that contains flash video. Then, once you get to the page to play the flash video, you will see a video screen embedded in the web page.
Depending on the website, a grey or black rectangle will appear instead of the actual flash video.
Because the iOS doesn't support flash, Sky-Fire has a little icon on the bottom left that will inform you of the status of the the flash video.
When the flash player is ready, a play button will appear indicating that the flash video is ready to play.
When you visit a flash video website, there are two possibilities. You would either find that the flash video on the website can be played, or that the flash video is not yet supported by Sky Fire.
SkyFire has played almost any flash video I looked for without any problems. Therefore, the chances are high that it will play any flash video website. The video icon shown at the bottom left will reflect the status of the video. If SkyFire didn't find a flash video in the page or if it couldn't analyze the flash video, it will show you a "no video" notification.
If there is a video, then the Sky Fire will start analyzing the video and prepare it for play back. The video icon will reflect this status by indicating "Analyzing".
Finally, when the flash video is analyzed, which might take some time depending on the video, it will be ready to play.
Simply tap the video button shown at the bottom left and a bigger window with a video and a play button will appear.
Finally, there are other iPhone hacks to play flash video on iPhone that require jailbreaking your iPhone such as Frash which is complete port of flash player from Android to the
iPhone. It works for games and flash video but it lacks stability and needs an update.