SkyFire – Browsing Made Easy | Mobile Application

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Posted August 14, 2008 by Chaos Inc. in Mobile Applications
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The most useful feature for any phone these days beside its talking ability is the fact that you are connected to the World Wide Web from almost anywhere you are as long as your GSM or CDMA provider covers it under their network. From Wap to GPRS to EDGE and then fueled by the power of 3G speeds, technology have really outgrown our expectations the last few years. The wireless sector specially saw immense growth and even in our small, rebellious country called Bangladesh almost 5 crore people are using cell phones or smartphones. That’s a huge number considering we are a very poor country in terms of gross economy. Anyhow, the best thing is that the introduction of mobile gprs and Edge have really made it possible for people living in the most remote area now getting fast access to the internet. With that being said, in places like the United States of America, United Kingdom, Canada, Finland etc the usage of mobile phone and the internet packet data is really vast and “ever green”.

However, one thing everyone lacked was the ability to surf from the phone via the entire HTTP mode. In simple words, most webpages which were previously not made for WAP connectivity and compatibility was completely inaccessible through cell phones. Then came Opera into the scene and changed everything about internet browsing from your mobile phones by introducing the phenomenal browser Opera Mobile. Symbian OS and Opera Mobile surely is the best combo one can expect from his or her Nokia right?

I mean only Flash based content was missing!!!! Then the Nokia N95 was introduced and again internet browsing shifted gears for the better by having a full HTTP mobile based browser with “mouse type scrolling” built in and most importantly, the symbian engine built in the phone supported Flash Lite which is even more superb and made the scene quite complete. I really can’t thank Flash Lite and its developers enough for that honestly because I personally love the overall Flash Lite experience.

And now, we have SkyFire! What is SkyFire? SkyFire is a state of the art mobile and smartphones based browser which is completely free to use and share. It supports everything you can think of literally and the browsing speed is just quite awesome. I don’t know if you experienced it yourself but in my wife’s phone, the Nokia simply sometimes hung up because the web pages that were being loaded through Opera Mobile surpassed the Java heap memory that the phone provides. Quality rendering was always not an option simply because of this.

But SkyFire really changes all that because SkyFire apparently uses an efficient and intelligent engine which seems to balance the load on the phone memory very well and the cache does not load up the phone’s “point of explosion” (..know what I mean.) Not only that with SkyFire you can be quite sure that you will see the web as if you are browsing from your laptop or desktop pc.

Though we do have streaming based applications like the MobiTubia or the EmTube for watching our favorite videos but did you still not wonder that, when it will be time for YouTube to be mobile browser friendly? Opera mobile 8.5 certainly did not support it and for a time being it seemed that this is how its gonna go on forever, stand alone application for watching You Tube videos in mobile.

Skyfire

Skyfire

Wrong again!!! With SkyFire you will be able to watch your favorite videos from your soon to be favorite browser SkyFire. You can even browse Facebook in full mode and not only the Facebook mobile version and even with the new look enabled. Chaning rendering and browsing resolution is now only a click away in your Nokia phones!

With Skyfire the fun does not stop here! Skyfire also have a built in map database which they seemed to have acquired via a partnership with a GPS navigation provider like Google Maps or Nokia Maps or something. In simple words, you will be able to render live maps just like in Garmin Mobile or TomTom Navigator straight up. The features do not stop here honestly because the standard files download, low quality high quality mode, one click shortcuts, save page mode are also there. Seriously you Iphone Safari guys and Opera Mobile fanatics (..which actually includes me at times) really need to check this out if you haven’t already.

This is quite a browser and I feel that it will seriously change the way we once thought we can browse from Nokia based devices or handsets. The rendering is exceptionally fast and so is the loading which is a real plus for this really complete mobile browser. The overall experience through SkyFire is simply superb!!

Screenshots:

Skyfire Browsing

Skyfire Browsing

Skyfire Browsing

Skyfire Browsing

Browsing Demo:

Downloads:

3rd edition browser symbian

Updated on May 17 2009:

Just a little version-update of the great Nokia full on mobile browser SkyFire. The latest version of the application offers even better rendering for people throughout the globe!! All you have to do is register your Authorized IMEI after reading through their EULA (license) which pops up only once the moment you install/reinstall it for the first time and you are good to go!

Download:

3rd edition browser symbian

Download

Also, this version have updated their Beta Version to the Alpha status (thus moving along with the WEB 2.0 trend in mobile phones).

Updated on October 6th 2009:

The new version 1.1 is now released and is already featured here at Chaos Inc. This version have a few good improvements over the last one specially in the browsing performance and the “reconnect” feature. Zooming of any on-page texts and images have been greatly improved which ensures a smooth touch sensitive transition.

This version of the browser also upgrades the embedded plugins like Adobe Flash and Microsoft Silverlight. It also fixes a small bug in the scrolling menu bars which previously were reported by some specific N-Series users. Nokia Touchscreen included 5th edition devices like the N97 and 5800 XpressMusic mobile phones are also added to the list of supported phones. Go ahead, give it a whirl and download the latest version for your Nokia N97 or 5800 XpressMusic smartphones below.

Download SkyFire

Download SkyFire

Skyfire is equipped to be compatible with all Nokia 3rd edition S60 N-Series and E-Series symbian phones including the Nokia N91, N92, N93, N95, N96, N97, N81, N82, N86, N85, N78, N81, N80, N92, N73, N75, N76, N71, E50, E61, E62, E65, E60, E66, E70, E71, E55, E90, 6120, 6121, 5700 Xpress Music, 5500, 5710, 3250, 6110, 8800 Sirocco and Luna etc and more.

All major GPRS, EDGE and 3G networks like the AT&T Wireless, Verizon Wireless, Orange Mobile Uk, Virgin Mobile, Telstra, T-Mobile, Optimus, Vodafone, Sprint, Rogers, Airtel, Cingular, Hutch, Digi etc are well supported.

Also the Windows Mobile based PDA phones are supported too. I am quite sure that you will love this browser and so I hope that you will subscribe to my feeds because I will be most happy if you do. Enjoy your day peeps and always please comment and leave your thoughts!! Cheers!


About the Author

Chaos Inc.

Hi, I am Ishtiaq and I'm the blogger of Nokia Symbian Themes. I have been a mobile enthusiast all my life so any questions you have regarding your mobile - I'm the person to ask.

33 Comments


  1. mostafa

    this is the best and i can not wait until to download it




  2. Phonzy

    Even though i always have working network it doesn’t seem to be working on my nokia e65





  3. Hi it’s good
    help me about connect to internet by computer’s modem wireless and my phone’s device (nokiaN73) if mybe I do this





  4. does it work in samsung mobile also??




  5. Alex

    Boss, you may want to update the Skyfire article with the following info:
    Bye Bye Skyfire





  6. SkyFire damaged the original webbrowser preinstalled in my E90




  7. Kev

    I have read that there is an alpha version available Skifire with support for s60 5th and touch screen.

    http://support.skyfire.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=5021

    Does anyone have that version to be downloaded?





  8. i have virus in my mobile




  9. Muhammad Kashif

    This does not work on my Nokia 3250.Y . please tell or suggest any web browser except opera which can play Flash player movies on the web.




  10. Ramu

    Hi,i m Ramu.i used nokia n78&inst all some application but it shows error .so ..can anyone help me…. Thanks




  11. namrepus

    hey pouskari,could you teach me how you do it.. Im realy dying to use the skyfire browser. Its realy disapointing..




  12. Puoskari

    You only need a valid number in us, but it doesn’t have to be yours. I used just some number I found trough google. Just follow the download link you find in your e-mail and you can create a new password.




  13. nishu

    l,xtydufvvhyctdxu..





  14. can you give me actvatiom code for n-gage games




  15. shwet

    Hi,

    I am India, I am able to intall and run Sky fire on HTC & Symbol device but not able to start it on Nokia N73. It ask for username and password, the one thr which i download application. But not able to authenticate it. I am not sure why is this so.

    Can anyone plz let me know the reason for same.




  16. kumag

    tang ina nyong lahat!!!




  17. hunter99

    Hi man,can you tell me pls on wich email you recived the amm and what pass you recived with it pls, couse i signed it and it asks for email and passowrd recived on the email.




  18. Slava

    Hey CHaos,

    Could please tell to what date to change in order to make it able to install in E71
    i always get “certificate error! contact software manufacture”




  19. Yaniv

    Managed to install with dev cert. on my n95 but the app didn’t run. Clicked the icon and nothing happens.





  20. Just change the date and install it, it will work πŸ™‚




  21. S

    Cetificado expirado p/ E51 πŸ™




  22. Maxximo

    It is real shame to know this is not currently supported outside US… So too much noise for nothing…





  23. PLZ tell any method to Install this app in N73, it’s giving an error “certificate error, please contact application suplier”




  24. shakil

    awww…im in the UK….was looking forward to it….but i get “not supported” sign not a problem….got my hopes up tho πŸ™





  25. i would just like to reiterate what pALdA posted about it not being supported outside the US – very disappointing as I was really eager to give this a go. I just hope that the developers don’t forget about the rest of the world (i.e. Australia) like Twitter has.




  26. Slava

    i am in US. with US mobile and phone#
    down load actually starts but then gives an error i described above.
    any suggestions? i am trying to download skyfire from file listed here not from skyfire website




  27. pALdA

    Sadly, this is not yet supported outside US.
    U guys living outside, need not bother to download this app as it need registered user to run the sw and u need to register at their web, with valid mobile no. for them to send your password to…
    Unless someone registered care to share theirs… it’s very unfortunate!




  28. Slava

    won’t install on Nokia E71 ” certificate error contact software manufacture”
    in my app. manager software install. set to “all” so i know it’s not a problem..
    please help i wanna SkyFire!!





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