Skyfire, which was just released (and reviewed by us) earlier today is no longer available in the App Store. As reader Oz pointed out in the comments in our review, Skyfire was being used so much that its servers could not keep up with demand and the company has halted sales of the app in order to increase their capacity to meet the demand.
The company made the following post in its blog this evening:
Skyfire for iPhone has been received with unbelievable enthusiasm. Despite our best attempts and predictions, the demand far exceeds our initial projections.
The user experience was performing well for the first few hours, but as the surge continued, the peak load on our servers and bandwidth caused the video experience to degrade.
Thus we are effectively ‘sold out’ and will temporarily not accept new purchases from the App Store. We are working really hard to increase capacity and will be accepting new purchases from the App Store as soon as we can support it.
We are very grateful for the demand. Within 5 hours, Skyfire for iPhone became the top grossing app, the third highest paid app overall and the top application in the Utilities category. Wow!
Please bear with us as we bring our capacity in line with the incredible demand – stay tuned.
If you missed purchasing Skyfire earlier today when it was available, you’ll need to wait to buy it. If you’re not sure if you should buy it once it’s available again, you can check out our review.