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Apples Change of Heart: Skyfire Mobile App Plays Adobe Flash Content

Got an Apple iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, and want to play Adobe Flash video content? Now you can.

Apple has approved a Skyfire-developed app for use on its popular smartphone, an app that turns Flash content into HTML5 so iOS devices can display it. Apple famously has blocked Flash content from its devices, claiming the program drains battery life and doesnt perform well on mobile handsets.

Only thing is, Skyfire wont have any impact on video site Hulu. Wireless customers have to pay a $10 monthly subscription for the service; Skyfire blocked its app from downloading Hulu content.

Skyfires software further wont translate games or other non-video content using Flash.

The new app works with Apples Safari Web browser, not as a standalone program. It goes on sale on Nov. 4 and will cost $2.99.

Skyfire said Apple took about two months to approve the app. A similar Skyfire-created app also runs on Android phones.


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