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Pirate app store closes down

If you're a user of Hackulous, an online community that allows iOS users access to cracked apps, you may have noticed that the community has unceremoniously closed its doors as of yesterday. An affiliated web partner index for cracked iPhone apps called Apptrackr has also been disabled. According the people who were operating the communities, lack of activity is the reason they were shut down.

“We are very sad to announce that Hackulous is shutting down,” the team said in a statement.

“After many years, our community has become stagnant and our forums are a bit of a ghost town. It has become difficult to keep them online and well-moderated, despite the devotion of our staff. We’re incredibly thankful for the support we’ve had over the years and hope that new, greater communities blossom out of our absence.”

TorrentFreak reports that it was able to contact a couple people who claim to be familiar with operations at the site who disagree with the statements offered as a reason for the shutdown. According to those two users, the site was healthy and had plenty of users.
 
The closing of the community also puts into question the viability of Installous, which is software that allowed the installation of cracked apps on Apple devices like the iPhone and iPad.

Source: TorrentFreak



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RE: Is there a legitimate use...
By av911 on 12/31/2012 11:21:10 AM , Rating: 2
When a developer updates an app and it's not on par to your desired liking (ie, crashes, slow downs, etc), you can install on older version of the app with Installous.


By BillyBatson on 12/31/2012 2:12:17 PM , Rating: 2
Another great example for the use of the service! Not all the apps on the service are paid ones they had the free apps as well including older versions for compatibility (or if you just didn't want to install h new ad filled version of once a great free ad-less app).


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