Reverse BitTorrent for Apps is Expected to Cause Huge Surge in App Store Piracy – iOS Goes P2P & Mac App Store Gets Cracked
A huge surge in App Store piracy is expected as the Hackulous community plans to release a ‘reverse BitTorrent’ system that will leverage millions of users to supply apps, according to TorrentFreak.
In the past, owners of App Store apps would have to crack the software using something like Clutch then patch, test, upload and submit it to Apptrakr in order to grow its database and enable others to download. Not surprisingly the learning curve dissuaded all but a tiny minority from even trying.
Described by Dissident as a kind of ‘reverse BitTorrent’, Mobile Hunt is a clever way of utilizing an existing network of millions of peers to provide a solution to the app supply bottleneck.
“Essentially what will happen is when you’re using Installous you’ll get a little pop up that says ‘Hey, you have an application that Apptrakr doesn’t. We will add the application to a queue in the background (if you say yes) and it will start uploading tiny pieces of it, kind of like a torrent, up to the cloud’,” Hackulous admin Dissident explains. Read more…