Skyfire brings Flash to iPhone then swiftly takes it away

Skyfire removes Flash enabling app from App Store

The Skyfire Flash app for the iPhone has been 'sold out' in the Apple app store.

If you thought that the app store had a bottomless pit of apps, think again. Skyfire’s Flash enabling app for the Apple iPhone has already 'sold out' just hours after going on sale Wednesday afternoon.

An app being sold out is a concept we thought was not possible, however it is indeed currently unavailable after huge demand crashed the creator's servers. Jeffrey Glueck, Skyfire Chief Executive said “"Skyfire has historically generated high demand for its browser products but nothing like this. It was hard to predict consumer demand since this was our first paid app, but we were blown away by the demand and sales."


With the Skyfire app converting Flash videos into a HTML5 complicit codec via the Skyfire servers, the sheer number of purchases and requests overwhelmed the app developer's system, proving more than they could handle. For now it seems that they are regrouping and preparing themselves for a greater number when they start selling the app again.

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