Hackulous Community Working on New Hacked Apps Sharing Service

Hackulous, the community behind the Installous tool and the online database of hacked iOS apps Apptrakr, is about to launch a new sharing feature that could potentially increase iOS apps piracy – not a good news for apps developers out there. When iOS users use Installous to crack an app not already available on Apptrakr, the app will soon offer the option to send the cracked app to a new cloud-based sharing service. According to Hackulous admin Dissident “Essentially what will happen is when you’re using Installous you’ll get a little pop up that says ‘Hey, you have an application that Apptrakr doesn’t. We will add the application to a queue in the background (if you say yes) and it will start uploading tiny pieces of it, kind of like a torrent, up to the cloud’.” In other words, users who crack their apps will be offered the option to become a “seed” and share them with everybody else. Now let me stop here for a second and give you our point of view: we are not big fan of Hackulous/Installous/Apptrackr here at iOSnoops, as we simply believe users should pay for their apps. But the fact of the matter is that for the last couple years, the Hackulous community has grown considerably, and has gotten increasingly better at cracking and sharing hacked iOS apps. The team behind Hackulous is also working on new tools designed to make cracking iOS apps easier, and to prevent cracked apps from being aware of the fact that they have been cracked – again, not a good news for iOS developers.