One of the most talked-about shortcomings of the iPad and iPhone is their inability to use Adobe Flash to play video and many of Apple’s competitors have pushed Flash compatibility as a key selling point. But now a new app called Skyfire VideoQ can converts Flash video into an HTML5 format that can be played using any iOS browser. Skyfire VideoQ lets users view flash videos from any iOS browser including Safari and available for iPhone and iPad users through the App Store for $1.99…………..
One of the major knocks against Apple’s iPhone and iPad devices is that their operating systems would not support playback of video in Adobe‘s popular Flash format, but now the makers of the Skyfire mobile browser released an app that will give these devices that much-desired functionality. While such a move has contributed to the transition to web standards away from proprietary plugins, many would still love to watch Flash video from within iOS. There’s now yet another way to go about it through a a new app known as Skyfire VideoQ. Long-time iOS users have likely heard of Skyfire, an alternate browser for Apple’s operating system that among many things allows Flash video playback from right within the browser, without the actual Flash add-on. This is achieved by decoding the Flash content on Skyfire’s own servers and then streaming it back to your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch in real time, effectively playing back much of the Flash content that’s available on the web rather effortlessly. Skyfire VideoQ is a completely separate application for those who want Flash playback without the need to install a whole different browser.
In order to play a file back through Skyfire VideoQ, users simply need to send a link to the desired video’s page from Safari or any other popular browser, by selecting the said link and choosing the Mail Link to this Page option and send it over to email@example.com. The desired video will then be converted on Skyfire’s servers and be available for playback on the VideoQ app within a few minutes. Videos from major sites can be played this way, including professional content sites such as Hulu, Comedy Central and more being constantly added every day. VideoQ also includes a Hot section for popular videos, as well as several categories known as channels featuring videos geared towards a specific subject, such as technology, sports and humor. In order to use Skyfire VideoQ, the user is first required to register with their e-mail address. The registration process itself is rather simple and takes no more than a few minutes. Some users might not feel comfortable with revealing their email addresses, but there’s nothing pointing to their illegitimate use on Skyfire’s part who are known for nothing more than developing really cool iOS apps. Expect video playback to be of somewhat low-quality since all videos are converted rather quickly up on Skyfire’s services. Download Skyfire VideoQ from the iOS App Store today for $1.99.