Flash: Yes, for the iPhone

UPDATE: Skyfire was available from the App Store for about 5 hours Wednesday, Nov. 3, but was then listed as “sold out” because use of the new app overloaded the Skyfire servers. Check the Skyfire blog for updates.

CNN reports that an app that allows users to view Flash elements will be available from the App Store Thursday. It represents Apple’s departure from a previous stance barring apps that enabled Flash viewing.

Skyfire ($2.99) uses a workaround to enable viewing of Flash content; however, it does not work with all Flash content, and games using Flash won’t be supported. CNN reports:

When users click on a page that contains Flash video, Skyfire’s servers download, render and translate the video into HTML5, which is a Web standard that iOS devices support. Skyfire then displays a thumbnail that users can click on to stream the video from its servers.

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