Skyfire Releases Version 1.0

Skyfire1“There’s no way a mobile device will ever browse like a desktop” said a friend of mine not too long ago… Well, this has just changed today. Skyfire, a web browser for mobile devices has been out in the wild for quite some time in the the form of a beta, has just been released as a version 1.

Skyfire2This final release now supports Flash, Silverlight, Quicktime and full AJAX on multiple phone  devices (not just Windows Mobile devices). Some of the latest updates to the beta versions that were out there are impressive even to this date, Skyfire, now supports multiple screen sizes, including WVGA, you can experience Windows Media streaming audio and many performance enhancements throughout the different options. I am very excited with what can now be done on a mobile browser. Most of these features were available in one browser or another, but not all packed into a single browser. Double tap to zoom in is more intuitive than it was before, and the rendering of the zoom in action is much more smoother than previous versions were. Iframes are now handled without a problem and they render seamlessly and AJAX works not only faster but better on pages that rely heavily on AJAX.

Take a look for youself, go over and give it a try. You can download the free full version here at


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Editor in Chief/Founder Diego Samuilov is an executive, consultant, IT strategist and book, e-book and web published author. Diego has worked in Microsoft’s environments since 1990. Since then, he has successfully filled many positions related to the Software Development lifecycle. Having worked as a developer, analyst, technical lead, project lead, auditor and, since 1996 a project manager, manager, director and VP in the Software Development, Server, Desktop and Mobile environments. Diego is very passionate about the software development process, which has played a great part in his skills development. Since the introduction of the first ever PDA (the Apple Newton MessagePad) in 1994 and Windows CE in 1998 he has pioneered and pushed the envelope in the field of mobile software development. He has developed many solutions used in mobile markets, desktop and server environments. He participates in public and private developer community events. He actively collaborates with the community at support forums and blogs. Diego is the author of "Windows Phone for Everyone" available [HERE].