SkyFire Download Removed From App Store, What Do you think?
The SkyFire App that took Apple around about 2 months to approve has been removed from the App Store due to popular demand; we would love to know what you think about this.
SkyFire is what everyone wanted on the iPhone because the software allowed Flash content to be converted to HTML5, this app was released today and removed today, which has got to be one of the quickest deletions in the App Store.
The main reason SkyFire was taken down is because the app was so popular with many downloads happening that it cost the company a arm and a leg in bandwidth costs, bandwidth is a must have as it converts the videos from Flash to HTML5.
Skyfire Blog Quotes:
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.