1. kch50428's Avatar
    Hackulous shuts down: piracy app Installous is 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.
    Alli likes this.
    12-31-2012 11:08 AM
  2. Alli's Avatar
    Good riddance, I say!
    12-31-2012 11:14 AM
  3. rdiddy_25's Avatar
    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.
    12-31-2012 07:18 PM
  4. Alli's Avatar
    You sure you don't mean Cydia?
    01-01-2013 04:35 PM
  5. iRy757's Avatar
    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.
    Alli likes this.
    01-02-2013 09:07 AM
  6. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    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.
    01-02-2013 03:16 PM

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