Apple iPad adds Vevo HD player, Skyfire coming soonThe world of flash may still haunt Apple iPad owners, but thankfully we have two solutions. Vevo HD player, now available in the US, adds instant access to nearly 25,000 videos without the need for Flash. Meanwhile the Skyfire team, creators of the Flash-supported web browser for the iPhone, have announced plans to launch a version for the iPad.

If you are a fellow connoisseur of music videos, odds are you’ve watched a video or two on YouTube released by Vevo. Today, Vevo HD is available on the iPad for the US and it brings that immense library of videos in tow. There’s more than just music videos with the app, in fact:

“The app has a few special features created especially for the iPad, including our favorite one, Music Maps, which gives you a window into what videos people are watching in your neighborhood and around the world.”

Apple iPad adds Vevo HD player, Skyfire coming soon

In addition, the the Vevo HD app includes Twitter feeds from artists, includes sharing features and of course link to purchase the music or buyer tickets to concerts. For now the app is limited to the US, but the company has plans to take the application global so stay tuned.

The second big announcement, Skyfire for iPad, is ready to be released pending Apple’s approval. The company confirmed the software on its website while also offering some insight on how the iPad version would compare to its counterpart on the iPhone.

Facebook, Twitter and Google integration will be included, along with the same familiar interface. In the video demonstration below you can see exactly how the application will perform once released on the iPad.

The major difference between Skyfire for iPad and Skyfire for iPhone is that the new app makes use of the larger, higher resolution screen. Using quickview functions, a pop-up window appears within the browser without having to navigate away from the current page. We’ll admit, the quickview function is very clever, and quite possibly the killer feature in the release.

With deep social sharing integration, Skyfire for iPad looks to be another hit for the company. Whether it beats the 300,000 downloads of the iPhone version within the first few hours remains to be seen, but we wouldn’t be surprised.

The world of iPad is rapidly expanding. With the announcements of Vevo HD and Skyfire, Flash video support is becoming increasingly less important. Let us know what you think about the two announcements. Is the lack of Flash still as pronounced as it once was or has its importance diminished through well polished applications?

via Vevo | Skyfire

  • dogxa

    I really very look forward up to the skyfire browser, There are some trouble on my iPad, as for the issue that iPad can't play many kinds of videos, I can rely on Aneesoft iPad video converter, however, this tool can't help me browsing the flash web with iPad, when I browse the flash website with my iPad, I miss so many wonderful program, I have to use my PC browsing these web.

  • dogxa

    I really very look forward up to the skyfire browser, There are some trouble on my iPad, as for the issue that iPad can't play many kinds of videos, I can rely on Aneesoft iPad video converter, however, this tool can't help me browsing the flash web with iPad, when I browse the flash website with my iPad, I miss so many wonderful program, I have to use my PC browsing these web.

  • Vevohd

    I love Music Videos and I love my iPad – So Guess what this was the best app I have installed on my iPad period !

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