Skyfire Adds Facebook Integration To Android Mobile Browser - InformationWeek

InformationWeek is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Cloud // Software as a Service
10:55 AM
Connect Directly

Skyfire Adds Facebook Integration To Android Mobile Browser

Social media focused app features easy video streaming, quick news feed access, and a simple way to "like" articles on any site.

Top 20 Android Productivity Apps
(click image for larger view)
Slideshow: Top 20 Android Productivity Apps

Skyfire hopes to bring today's Facebook-friendly, LinkedIn-connected, Tweeting users to new heights with the release of its new mobile browser for Android smartphones.

Skyfire 3.0 with Facebook Connect for Android 2.0 and higher devices features easy streaming of videos, quick news feed access, and an easy way to see the most popular articles on any site, according to the company. The new browser seamlessly integrates Facebook's social graph and like button onto every page of the Internet, allowing users -- with one click -- to quickly check their Facebook page, like or share any Internet content, see the most liked content on any site recommended by their friends or the general Facebook community, and view videos and other Facebook links posted by friends, Skyfire said on Tuesday.

"Skyfire 3.0 with Facebook Connect makes mobile browsing social," said Jeff Glueck, CEO of Skyfire. "This is just the latest innovation made possible by Skyfire's Rocket Platform and illustrates why Skyfire, as the first browser ever powered by a cloud service, is a must-have for smartphone users."

Skyfire for Android has almost 2 million users, the company said. The third-party app includes SkyBar, a cloud-powered toolbar that lets users watch video, view content, and share with friends. The new browser integrates Facebook directly into the SkyBar.

Other new features in Skyfire 3.0 include Fireplace feed reader, which delivers a filtered list of the Facebook feed that includes only links to browsable web pages, images, and videos posted by Facebook friends, as well as Popular Content, a button on the SkyBar that shows what is most popular within the entire Facebook community as well as a user's particular network of friends.

In addition, the Facebook like button appears on every page of the Internet so users can easily find it and "like" or "unlike" the page they are viewing or share it via Facebook, Twitter, or email. With Skyfire OneTouch Search, users input a term and then opt to search via Google, Facebook, VideoSurf, Digg, Twitter, or Amazon with one touch and without needing to navigate multiple sites. Also, using the tool's Facebook portal integration, users have single-touch access to their Facebook feed, profile, and Places services, Skyfire said.

Skyfire 3.0 with Facebook Connect for Android is now available for free for a limited time in the Android Market.

We welcome your comments on this topic on our social media channels, or [contact us directly] with questions about the site.
Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
2021 Outlook: Tackling Cloud Transformation Choices
Joao-Pierre S. Ruth, Senior Writer,  1/4/2021
Enterprise IT Leaders Face Two Paths to AI
Jessica Davis, Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps,  12/23/2020
10 IT Trends to Watch for in 2021
Cynthia Harvey, Freelance Journalist, InformationWeek,  12/22/2020
White Papers
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
Current Issue
2021 Top Enterprise IT Trends
We've identified the key trends that are poised to impact the IT landscape in 2021. Find out why they're important and how they will affect you.
Flash Poll