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Did Porn Viewers Clog Skyfires Servers?

Apple, take note. So many people want an app that plays Adobe Flash content that the new Skyfire software is unavailable until further notice.

Skyfire Labs released its Flash-playing iPhone app on Thursday morning, to such demand that buyers knocked Skyfires servers offline. Apparently, they were streaming so much Flash content that Skyfire couldnt keep up. And its worthwhile to note the most Flash-heavy content tends to be porn. So, did lovers of adult content push Skyfires servers offline?

Theres no answer to that particular question, but Skyfire is acknowledging the overall problem.

“Please bear with us as we bring our capacity in line with the incredible demand stay tuned,” Robert Oberhofer, a Skyfire developer, wrote on the company’s blog.

Skyfires app converts Flash content to HTML5 so iOS-based devices think iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch users can view it. Apple continues to refuse to support Flash, claiming battery drain and performance problems. Howver, Skyfires success ought to push the iPhone maker to rethink its position.

The Skyfire app works with Apples Safari Web browser, not as a standalone program. It costs $2.99 although theres no word on when the app will again be available. According to reports, Skyfire now ranks as the top-grossing app on Apples App store.


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