Skyfire being rereleased into App Store 'in batches,' coming to other nations in due time

Good news, sick-and-tired Safari users -- Skyfire's back! Sort of. After hitting the App Store and subsequently crashing / burning under the load, the company yanked it in order to get its server situation under control. Now that it has had 48 hours to pony up for extra bandwidth (a wild guess, there), it looks as if it's ready to cautiously let even more people join the fun. The CEO has confirmed via a blog post that Skyfire will "open batches of downloads for new users over the coming days," with the first batch hitting right about now. It'll be first come, first serve, so you know what to do there. In related news, he also affirmed that it's still available to US downloaders for now, but that "additional country support" would follow shortly. Huzzah!

[Thanks, Ankur]

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Update on Skyfire for iPhone from CEO

November 05, 2010

The last two days have been quite busy here at Skyfire to say the least. To everyone who wanted to download Skyfire for iPhone, thank you for your patience. We are gratified there is so much interest in the product, and we're working around the clock to add capacity for more users.

We are going to open batches of downloads for new users over the coming days. The first batch will be in a few minutes on the Apple App Store. It will be first come, first serve.

Due to overwhelming demand, we are taking this approach because Skyfire believes a good user experience should come first, and we would rather have fewer, happier customers, and add new users as we can support them. We will open the first batches to US users only, with additional country support to follow shortly.

Please note that there may be some initial congestion as a flood of new users simultaneously try to use the service, but try again an hour later and things should smooth out.

We expect to open more batches frequently over the coming days. If you do not get a copy today, please follow Skyfire at or friend our Facebook page at, and you will be the first to hear when we open new slots. We're glad our App has folks so excited.

-Jeff Glueck