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Apple forces Trackr to drop torrent features

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By Charles Starrett

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Published: Friday, May 15, 2009
News Categories: Apps + Games

Apple is forcing David Muzi, developer of the iPhone and iPod touch RSS application Trackr, to remove all features related to torrent queuing from the next version of the app, or have it pulled from the App Store. Trackr drew extra attention when iLounge reported that Apple had rejected Maza Digital’s Drivetrain torrent remote control application, as Muzi wrote in to point out that Trackr also lets users remotely queue torrents to start downloading, functionality similar to what Apple rejected in DriveTrain. In a message on his software site, Muzi explains that a new version of Trackr, minus the ability to work with torrent RSS feeds, will be submitted to the App Store today; as a result of the reduced feature set, he is dropping the price of Trackr to $1.99.

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I think that apple has to stop with approving or rejecting apps. Every app should be allowed (yes… even the baby shaker app). Apple blew it in my opinion when they approved the first fart app.

App store became crap store (almost literally). If Apple can’t control it own ‘morals’ (remember the various glitches of the ‘almighty apple approving system’) then they have no reason to judge anymore.

Ideally the system should seperate an app from the crap but twitter apps (and other) were rejected for their (user generated) content! BitTorrent apps because they can be used to download illegal stuff.

It doesn’t make any sense at all. Ban the internet. Ban the iPhone. I can use my iPhone to make obsceen calls, send porn all around the world over the internet. And yes… I make dirty notes with the notes app. I use maps to search for hookers (streetview rocks). I can even write ‘boobs’ with the calculator app.

The only legitime iphone app is probably the settings app. So apple… please…make up your mind.

Posted by Calvin on May 15, 2009 at 5:51 AM (PDT)

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Also now I bet loads of people are downloading Trackr to get the version before the features get removed…

Posted by Simon on May 15, 2009 at 8:41 AM (PDT)

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