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appDowner : on it’s Way to Challenge App Store


Apple App Store already getting a tough competition from Appulous, now a new player is getting ready to go live. AppDowner was in the news last summer when iPhone developer Alec Renolds announced he was working on a BitTorrent application that would be capable of automatically downloading and installing iPhone applications. Due to some personal reasons Alec skipped AppDowner last year. And suddenly after release of iPhone 3G S and OS 3.0 Alec appears and announced, Alec has teamed up with a new designer Miles Lorry and AppDowner will be released shortly with a little change in name as “appDowner”.

Hey guys, it’s Miles – Alec and I have worked real hard to make appDowner the greatest, easiest, and most beautiful application repository on the market. From first boot, you’ll notice that appDowner will already have some of the greatest applications available, including works from Steven Troughton-Smith, including his amazing Stacks application, and the wonderfully designed Lights Off game. We’re also proud to say we will be home to some exclusive NullRiver Inc. content, which you won’t be able to find anywhere else. This is just the tip of the iceberg for what you’ll find in appDowner… we’ve got some more, truly amazing partnerships that we’ll be able to tell you guys in good time. Thanks!

“The concept of appDowner has changed slightly, from being a simple ’smart’ BitTorrent application to a full on App Store replacement,” explains Alec. No longer will you have to remember and type in the URL to your torrent file, simply click the “Store” tab on appDowner, and you’ll be brought to a beautiful interface designed by Miles (which isn’t quite ready to be shown off yet, but he assures us that it will be very, very soon!) which will allow you to search and find the apps you’re looking for.

There is no “approval” process to get your apps onto appDowner – simply submit them (information regarding this will be available prior to the beta), and your app will be available on the appDowner store within a week. Everything will be approved with the exception of illegal releases – i.e. releases that are not made free by their developers, and/or releases that are not allowed to be redistributed as dictated by a clause in their usage agreement. Everything else is fair game.

Features of appDowner :
• Built in “Store” Feature helps you find all the apps you’re looking for.
• No review process! Your apps will be added to the store within just a week!
• Runs on the BitTorrent Technology, allowing for reliable, “always on” downloads.
• Beautiful UI.
• Easily use appDowner as a BitTorrent client for non-app related downloads!
• “Wifi Spoofing” allows for over-the-air downloads without your service provider knowing!



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