Fans of jailbreaking will most likely know about Display Recorder, the jailbreak app by Ryan Petrich, that, as its name implies, lets you record your iPhone’s screen. Display Recorder is one of the reasons I initially began jailbreaking my devices. It’s a handy tool if you need to show someone how to do something on your iPhone. That in mind, I was excited today when I saw that Display Recorder had been released into the App Store. That is, until I saw it had been developed by someone else.
Bugun Software, the developers of the App Store version of Display Recorder, have shamelessly ripped off not only the name, but many of the features of Petrich’s app, and released it under their own name, with a $1.99 price tag. At first glance, the app may appear to be identical to its Cydia counterpart, but upon closer inspection, there are some glaring differences.
According to iPhoneInCanada, the App Store version of Display Recorder takes low quality, choppy video, in stark contrast to the smooth, high quality video captured by the Cydia version.
Developer Ryan Petrich has spoken out on Twitter, saying, “Filed my first complaint in iTunes Connect today. DisplayRecorder in the App Store is not mine in spite of it using the same marketing.”
It’s not clear whether or not Apple will respond to this complaint, seeing as they don’t support Cydia apps, but it’s fairly safe to say that I wouldn’t expect Display Recorder to be hanging around the App Store too much longer. Especially since what it does is a violation of Apple’s App Store guidelines, anyway.