BitTorrent App Approved by Apple for iPhone and iPod touch.
Apple has just approved the use of a new BitTorrent App for the iPhone and iPod Touch. Soon after the relaxation of its App Store Restrictions, The first apps to benefit from it were Google Voice clients (like GV Connect and GV Mobile+) and now this app named IS Drive which is basically a BitTorrent-based torrent managing app has been approved by Apple.
Previously known as Jack Torrents, The app was available through Cydia only for the jailbroken iOS devices. The new app will allow ImageShack’s torrent service users to manage their torrents from an iOS device.
From the App’s official page:
This app allows you to check and manage the downloads in your ImageShack Drive account. For downloaded videos, you can even view thumbnails (if ImageShack is able to provide them).
Developer Derek Kepner, in an interview with TorrentFreak, said:
I’m on dangerous ground here, and I know that, I’ll probably add a search feature where it’s up to the user to manually add the torrent site they want. The app will not be designed to easily break the law and I hope no one intends to do so. But if a user is determined to break the law, what business is that of mine or Apple’s? They could do the same in Safari anyway, right?
The app is availble for download and costs 4.99$ from the Apple App Store. Download IS Drive for iOS [iTunes Link]
As expected the app has now been pulled from the App Store.
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