Banned Podcasting App Available Using Ad Hoc Approach, Limited To 100 People

Sep 15th, 2008 | By | Category: iPhone

Alex Sokirynsky, developer of the banned iPhone app Podcaster, is using the little known “ad hoc” method to distribute his software, via the site NextDayOff. Podcaster is designed to let you subscribe, manage, stream and download podcasts directly to your iPhone and iPod Touch.

Some, like Read Write Web‘s Sarah Perez, think this may let developers work around application bans:

Obviously, an app distributed this way will have less chance for success than one made publicly available in the App Store, but it appears to be not only a perfectly viable workaround for getting past the Apple censors, but a perfectly legal one as well.

Unfotunately, the ad hoc distribution approach is convoluted for both developers and users. Apple created the ad hoc approach to allow for corporations to test internal applications, and it’s limited to distributing an app to 100 devices. 

If that’s not enough to scare people off, Sokirynsky notes: “The program should work for a minimum of one year, but since Apple can turn it off remotely, the 1 year installation is not guaranteed. We will do everything in our power to keep the program working. All donations are final and cannot be refunded.”

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5 Responses to “Banned Podcasting App Available Using Ad Hoc Approach, Limited To 100 People”

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  2. Orlando says:

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