Skyfire 3.0 puts Facebook button on every web page

4 Mar 2011

Next-generation browser player Skyfire has revealed that the next version of the company’s app for the iPhone integrates with Facebook’s social graph and puts a ‘Like’ button onto every page.

With a single click, users can check their Facebook Page, “Like” or share any internet content, see content recommended by their friends, and view rich multimedia and links posted by friends.

Skyfire for iPhone and Skyfire for iPad are among the most popular apps in the Apple App Store, and have been downloaded more than 1.5m times since launching in November 2010.

Earlier versions of Skyfire featured the SkyBar, a cloud-powered toolbar that allows users to watch video, view related content, and easily share content with friends. With Skyfire 3.0, the browser takes social integration to the next level, by integrating Facebook directly into the SkyBar.

“Skyfire 3.0 for iPhone makes for the most compelling mobile browsing experience to date,” said Jeff Glueck, CEO of Skyfire.

“This latest iteration leverages the cloud to not only streamline playback of rich multimedia – including Flash video – but also to seamlessly integrate your social graph into the browser.”

New Features in Skyfire 3.0

Enhanced capability gives users more video, designed for Adobe Flash Player, from more sites. Flash videos will be optimised for users’ devices and networks, giving them smooth video playback, and (for users on capped or tiered data plans) saving users bandwidth and money.

Popular Content – Users can instantly see what content on any given site is most popular with friends and within the Facebook community. Recommendations from friends are prioritised and show up at the top of the list.

Fireplace Feed Reader – A simple but addictive tool that provides a filtered list of users’ Facebook feed that includes links to web pages, images, and videos posted by Facebook friends.

Facebook Portal Integration – With a single touch, users have access to their Facebook feeds, profiles and fast-growing location service Places. No need to switch between apps.

Facebook Like Button – Skyfire 3.0 puts the Facebook Like Button on every page of the internet. No scrolling around searching for the button on the page, users can simply click on the SkyBar Like Button to easily “like” or “unlike” the page they are viewing.

Skyfire OneTouch Search – Users can enter a single search term and choose between Google, Video (from VideoSurf), or Wikipedia with a single touch without the need to navigate to separate sites.

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years