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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 Nortel on 12/31/2012 3:03:17 PM , Rating: 1
Please continue with your agonizing story of buying software for 99 cents and it not living up to your standards. This reenactment made me feel like I was actually there beside you, reliving your experience as it unfolded. I had to stop, pull myself together and hug the children before continuing, it was just too much for one human to bare. I can't imagine what you must have gone through, I myself lost a nickel once but that doesn't hold a candle to 99 cents, Jesus Christ. I will pray for you and your family tonight.


RE: Is there a legitimate use...
By BillyBatson on 12/31/2012 3:44:30 PM , Rating: 2
I think you missed the entire point of it all but if you think it's all over just .99 cents go ahead but in the end you're still wasting your time writing out a pointless response in order to make yourself feel better. To enjoy the last day of 2012 I stead of pointlessly being patronizing for the wrong reasons here lol.


By maugrimtr on 1/3/2013 4:43:54 AM , Rating: 2
Your legitimate excuse is illegal incidentally. Pirating an app to "try it out first" is still pirating. So no, your excuse is not reasonable. If you gain the use of an app without paying for the privilege, when you're free to just not buy it at all and keep using it, you are just another pirate relying on the government's utter lack of will to enforce the law on software piracy.


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