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Apple Rejects uTorrent iPhone App (uMonitor), Forced Underground Release
Last Updated on Sunday, 28 March 2010 03:10 Written by DarkKnightH20 Tuesday, 1 September 2009 12:00
This is an excerpt from TorrentFreak. For more information, the full article can be read Here. As for the application about to be mentioned, it can be found on Claudio’s Website along with a lot of other information pertaining to the app.
Apple is known for the stringent guidelines it applies when deciding which software it allows in their App Store – BitTorrent is one of the things on their ban list. Apple argues that BitTorrent is often used to infringe copyrights and that such applications are a no go for the App Store, forcing developers to go underground.
µMonitor is a handy iPhone application that allows users to control their uTorrent client on the go. After putting months of hard work into getting the software ready for a public release, the developer Claudio was told by Apple that everything related to BitTorrent has been banned from their App Store.
The app itself is actually pretty useful looking and has a nice, easy to use interface. I haven’t used it myself — so this is just judging by the screenshot — but it looks like a worthy download. It’s too bad that it was denied from the app store, but that’s to be expected since the reputation of Torrents and Torrenting are smudged by illegal use.