A fast mobile browser increases Internet speed quickly on the Internet for Skyfire users. Today’s mobile websites demand lean-and-mean mobile Web browsers to render fast and accurate displays on mobile handsets.
Mobile users expect super-quick web page loading on their phones, whether the content is text, photos, videos or graphics.
This challenges carriers with 3G and 4G network. Data-hungry phones, running multitasking operating systems like Android,and Apple’s iOS, require fast connection speeds. The Samsung Galaxy S 4G is the latest Android example of 4G phones.
SkyFire’s Fast Mobile Browser
SkyFire located in Mountain View, CA company has developed the industry’s first fast mobile browser. Its technology includes Flash, Quicktime, Silverlight and other rich-media codecs for smartphones and other mobile devices.
SkyFire makes your phone’s mobile browser quickly delivers desktop and mobile web pages. The Opera browser works in a similar way.
Web pages typically load in less than five second with SkyFire. Behind the scnes SkyFire’s proxy server compresses data 75% or more before delivering it to your handset. It’s a cloud computing application that off-loads your mobile’s processor. Online publishers’ websites also benefit as content is delivered to your phone more quickly.
The company has raised $23 million from Lightspeed Venture Partners, Trinity Venture and Matrix Partners to develop and market its products..
Fast Mobile Browser from SkyFire
Raj Singh, former VP of Business Development at SkyFire, discusses how the SkyFire mobile browser service works and its benefits to both mobile users and carriers. In our 4G world, server-based solutions can improve network performance.
He discusses what he calls the “fragmented web,” predicting that network performance problems will continue due to multi-tasking operating systems and integrated social media features on smart phones.
For example, having your mobile phone constantly connected to Facebook, MySpace, Twitter and other services drains mobile batteries quickly and increases carrier load. (Tips on increasing smartphone battery life.)
Having a cloud in the sky, according to Raj, is a potential solution. Google’s latest search and mapping service, for isntance, off-loads mobile phone processing to large servers.
This improves mobile Web browser performance and functionality when using data-intensive applications. High-end gaming is another example of an application that could benefit by off-loading processing, via the Internet cloud, to data servers.
To cope with data demands on their networks, carriers and handset manufacturers are installing a fast mobile browser on their feature phones that delivers better handset and network performance.
Podcast Interview with Raj
During the podcast, Raj discusses his career and strong interest in developing new companies and technologies. He cites Veeker, a citizen journalism project, that helped individuals produce videos for TV stations. Raj also helped launch MobiTV that delivers streaming video to phones.
Raj discusses how natural speech recognition improves user experiences. Yahoo, for example, drove search volume 30% higher by installing voice recognition technology.
A mobile industry veteran, he assisted Dell Mobile develop its global SMS and WAP strategy. Raj is a strategy consultant to many other developing technical companies. He also regularly writes, speaks and blogs about mobile tech.
More recently, Raj did a video interview with Appconomist: