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    Default Hackulous shuts down: Insatllous gone



    Can we talk about this without running afoul over forum policies regarding piracy? This news is out there, and I believe can be discussed while not talking about how to commit piracy... so lets all keep that in mind...

    Good riddance I say.
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    Default Re: Hackulous shuts down: Insatllous gone

    Good riddance, I say!
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    Default Hackulous shuts down: Insatllous gone

    I know this makes developers happy. Though I don't support piracy, without installous, we wouldn't have an app store and a lot of other things we love about iOS. That's what started everything when the iPhone 2G was dropped.
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    Default Re: Hackulous shuts down: Insatllous gone

    You sure you don't mean Cydia?
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    Default Hackulous shuts down: Insatllous gone

    I will admit that I did use Installous when I had my iPhone 4 jailbreak. After having iOS 6 stock on my 5 I've bought a lot of games and apps on the market and realized how much time developers put in to their products. So Installous being shut down is indeed a good thing, these developers deserve the money for their time and hard work.
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    Default Re: Hackulous shuts down: Insatllous gone

    I know that it will sound like trying to defend The Pirate Bay because of torrenting, but Installous was not created for pirated apps, it was created to isolate free versions of apps to give the user a "try before your buy" central point (instead of just looking them up)...the problem was once that was created, people quickly figured out how to load full versions up too, and well, the rest is history.

    Give the guys at hackulous some credit, they did it to curb the pirating of the apps because internal control had become overwhelming for them and most like irreversible, and I'm sure they arn't all saints who never stole anything themselves, but you know what they say about glass houses. They could have easily stayed alive with it and kept the same argument Pirate Bay does, where they "take efforts" to stop piracy...with no guarantee or statement on expected success...they simply stopped their service.
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