updated 04:10 pm EDT, Thu July 28, 2011
Cuts out need for Skyfire browser
Skyfire has released VideoQ, a new app for iOS devices. The title is similar in concept to the developer's web browser, allowing users to watch Flash videos in iOS after conversion on a remote server. VideoQ is dedicated solely to playback though, and loads clips mainly based on links imported via email, the clipboard or a bookmarklet installed in Safari.
Alternately people can browse various channels, which at launch include News, Technology, Sports, Humor, Anime and Kids. A "Hot" list spotlights popular videos. In any circumstance clips must come from a supported website, but over 200,000 are already compatible.
VideoQ is a universal title with native iPhone and iPad interfaces, and costs $2. Users must also register their email address in-app so that emailing firstname.lastname@example.org will queue clips properly. The app may be able to play some QuickTime videos, but is not designed for the task.