Makers of Skyfire Browser, which has so far seen 7.5 million downloads on Apple iPhone, iPad, and Android devices, says that users are saving over 75 per cent average data savings when watching web video through the Skyfire toolbar, which performs “instant optimisation” on videos from over 200,000 web sites.
Given the fact that in India 1 MB of 3G data can at times cost as much as Rs15, this kind of service will go a long way in saving money for the consumer. While the browser itself is free, the video toolbar is priced at Rs 134.
Recently Cisco had released a report in which it had said that 53 per cent of all data usage on wireless networks in 2011 will come from video. And if these finding are to be believed then it makes sense to a browser which consumes less data as compared to other browsers.
The browser also offers several other features which make it a very attractive download. For example Skyfire recently added “SkyBar” which appears at the bottom of your screen and allows you to Tweet or share links on Facebook with one tap. You can also access your RSS feeds, including those in your Google Reader.
Skyfire browser for iOS also brings flash support for the apple Iphone and iPAd, which is not there otherwise. You can download this popular browser from iTune and Android Market.