Thursday, November 4, 2010

Skyfire pulled because servers were overwhelmed by demand

Skyfire, was released a day early but you won't be able to download it. According to the company, they were overwhelmed by demand and are no longer accepting new purchases.

From their blog:

Skyfire for iPhone has been received with unbelievable enthusiasm. Despite our best attempts and predictions, the demand far exceeds our initial projections
The user experience was performing well for the first few hours, but as the surge continued, the peak load on our servers and bandwidth caused the video experience to degrade.
Thus we are effectively ‘sold out’ and will temporarily not accept new purchases from the App Store. We are working really hard to increase capacity and will be accepting new purchases from the App Store as soon as we can support it.
We are very grateful for the demand. Within 5 hours, Skyfire for iPhone became the top grossing app, the third highest paid app overall and the top application in the Utilities category. Wow!
Please bear with us as we bring our capacity in line with the incredible demand – stay tuned.

Skyfire is a web browser for the iPhone that enables people to watch videos encoded in Flash because Skyfire's servers convert the Flash video to the H.264 format, which the iPhone supports.

(Via TiPB)

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