It’s hard to believe Apple Â approving Apps for torrent download! Even I couldn’t believe it first! An ImageShack Drive client for iPhone and iPod Touch called IS Drive has been approved recently by Apple for the App Store. Many new Apps like GV Connect and GV Mobile+ have been approved for the App Store after the recent loosening of the App Store Restrictions!
IS Drive is of use to only ImageShackâ€™s torrent users and cannot be used to download ordinary torrents. This App was available in Cydia by the name Jack Torrents for jailbroken iOS devices.
The App was created by Kepner because he was so fond of the Imageshackâ€™s Torrent Drive service. Lets see how he managed to get it into the App Store!
I always had the thought that if I didnâ€™t call the app a â€œtorrent clientâ€, Apple would probably let it through the review process. After all, there is no real torrenting happening on the client side. Itâ€™s *not* a torrent client. Itâ€™s an ImageShack Drive client
Kepner said this in an interview:
Iâ€™m on dangerous ground here, and I know that, Iâ€™ll probably add a search feature where itâ€™s up to the user to manually add theÂ torrentÂ site they want. The app will not be designed to easily break the law and I hope no one intends to do so. But if a user is determined to break the law, what business is that of mine or Appleâ€™s? They could do the same in Safari anyway, right?
The IS Drive is available in the App Store for $4.99