New iPhone app emulates Firefox and allows you to view Flash content

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by celticpride678, May 16, 2010.

  1. celticpride678

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    #1
    Is this what we were waiting for??

    Source: http://itsalltech.com/2010/05/16/ne...firefox-and-allows-you-to-view-flash-content/
     
  2. ipedro macrumors 68040

    ipedro

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    #2
    I'm surprised that:

    A) Apple approved it.
    B) It's free, given the overhead involved in making a server available for each user.

    I suspect that it's going to become unusable very quickly as more people begin to crowd the service.
     
  3. Link2999 macrumors 6502

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    After reading a few reviews, users are saying that the UI is clumsy and the controls are dreadful. Also the servers are very bad and since it's really just taking you to a server, your information isn't secure. It's easy to get booted from the server too (not stable yet).
     
  4. Macjames macrumors 6502a

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    Sounds like a privacy nightmare. Still, nice idea.
     
  5. DannySmurf macrumors 6502a

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    #6
    Ahem. On first startup:

    "All slots for anonymous users are full.... <stopped reading there>"

    Fail.
     
  6. Macmaniac411 macrumors member

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    Just went looking for it, it doesn't seem to be on iTunes anymore, i used the download link, and i searched it. I guess Apple caught on... So much for at least trying it.

    It appears the app name has changed to Cloud Browse, not Cloudbase
     
  7. sammich macrumors 601

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    So it's like a VNC connection to an instance of FF?

    It's probably only free as a pilot/testing phase.
     

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