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Skyfire App Pulled From iTunes

The newly launched SkyFire app has been pulled from Apple's iTunes Store after buckling under the pressure of overwhelming demand.

SkyFire announced that it would be temporarily removing the $2.99 app from the App Store because it wanted to increase capacity before re-launching it.

The app is a fully fledged web browser that allows iPhone, iPod and iPad users watch flash-based videos by converting them into HTML5 in real-time.

Soon after it was launched, the app shot up in the chart of most popular paid apps in the App Store, leading the company to temporarily pull it from the store.

SkyFire chief executive Jeffrey Glueck issued a statement saying: “It was hard to predict consumer demand since this was our first paid app, but we were blown away by the demand and sales.”

The removal of the app had led to fears that Apple had pulled the app from its store, but SkyFire representatives were quick to confirm that it had only been removed to cope with the unexpected levels of demand.