iSwifter, an iPad app that allows developers to stream flash games to the tablet device, is launching a new version of its app today that supports a subscription based model for monthly gaming and includes a new browser feature that allows users to play social games on Facebook within the app.
As we’ve written in the past, iSwifter allows users to browse, play and rate Flash games from gaming portals on the web, with each game optimized for iPad. The startup actually spun out of incubator YouWeb last year. With iSwifter, Flash does not run on the device at all but it is streamed to the tablet just like a Netflix movie or a YouTube video.
The app is available in the App Store for a subscription fee of $4.99 for unlimited access to Flash social games on Facebook and MMOs. The company has spent the last year building a cloud based Flash browser technology that provides low latency interactivity and high frame rate rendering for an optimal user experience playing Facebook games and MMOs. And the ability to play social games on Facebook on the iPad has been one of the most requested features amongst iSwifter’s users.
Additionally, iSwifter has been negotiating with Apple on how to structure the subscription plan after Apple changed its terms for allowing subscriptions within apps.
iSwifter 3.0 is free for users to download, and offers a free seven-day trial. Users can then choose to upgrade to a paid monthly subscription for unlimited social and MMO game access.
The first 250 readers to send an email to techcrunchpromo@iswifter .net with “TC Promo Code” in the subject line will receive a month’s subscription to the app for free.