Did ‘IS Drive’ BitTorrent App For iOS Slip Through Apple’s Net?



IS Drive is an application that allows you to manage downloads on your ImageShack Drive account from your iPhone. It was recently approved for sale in the App Store, but did the application slip through Apple’s tight approval process?

If you’re not familiar with ImageShack Drive, it’s a paid service that allows you to download files using a torrent. So, with the IS Drive application on your iPhone, what you have is essentially a BitTorrent application for iOS, something Apple would normally frown upon.

According to TorrentFreak, they have spoken to the developer of IS Drive who has confirmed that the application is clearly intended to help users manage their torrents through their ImageShack Drive account, as well as managing torrents from sites like ISOHunt or Mininova. The developer also mentions that he intentionally chose not to use the word ‘torrent’ in his app’s description. Could this be why it slipped through Apple’s net?

Some users may familiar with IS Drive from Cydia, where it was previously available under the name ‘Jack Torrents.’

Is this another application that has slipped through Apple’s strict approval process that’s soon to be removed when its full functions come to light? Or has it been accepted as a result of a change in Apple’s guidelines that’s seen third-party Google Voice applications reappear in the App Store again recently?

IS Drive is currently still available in the App Store at the time of writing this, with a price tag of $4.99. But don’t forget, you’ll also need a paid account from ImageShack to use the application.


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