Today in Apple history: Pirate app service Hackulous shuts down

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At one time, Hackulous aspired to be a Napster for pirated apps.
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Hackulous Shuts Down Installous, The Pirate App Library For iOS [Jailbreak]

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Installous is dead.

Hackulous has announced that it has shut down Installous, the one-stop shop for “cracked” or pirated apps and games on iOS. The team blames “stagnant” forums and the difficulty in moderating them as the reason behind its decision to kill the service, which will undoubtedly be a huge victory against iOS software piracy. At least for now.