If you thought Skyfire was happy making a few million on its iPhone app, you’d be wrong because the mobile browser maker has just released Skyfire 3.0 Facebook edition for Android phones.
Dubbing it the “world’s first social browser,” the Skyfire Facebook browser gives you one-click access to the world’s largest social network. Another cool thing is that the Skyfire Facebook browser allows you to “like” any site or send Internet content to one of their friends.
When you search with the new browser, you’ll be able to choose if the query goes through Google, Digg, Facebook and other sites through a single navigation metaphor. There’s also a Fireplace Feed Reader which integrates your social network feeds in one place.
Of course, the app can still bring you Flash videos to your device.
“Skyfire 3.0 Facebook Edition makes mobile browsing social,” said Jeff Glueck, CEO, in a prepared statement. “This is just the latest innovation made possible by Skyfire’s Rocket PlatformTM and illustrates why Skyfire, as the first browser ever powered by a cloud service, is a must-have for smartphone users.”
The move is an interesting play by the mobile browser company, as more and more users are undoubtedly checking the social networks on the go. You have to wonder when Facebook itself could enter the browser space, as we know it wants to be a mobile platform and the browsing space would help achieve that goal.
If that every happened, it could take years to implement, so the Skyfire Facebook browser has plenty of time to gain traction and win converts.
What do you think about this new app, readers? With the good browsers out of the box on Android, iPhone and Windows Phone devices (maybe RIM, too), do you think there’s a ton of room for third-party providers?