You might have encountered a strange error when opening Installous on your jail broken iDevice – “Outdated Version – Installous will now terminate“. This time its not a fixable error but the permanent one. There is no solution available, if someone post videos or tutorials on-line be aware – “ITS A SCAM”
Hackulous, the developers behind the cracked iOS application app store – Installous, yesterday announced that they are going to discontinue in-fact permanently shutting down their servers. As you already know Installous is one of the alternative to Apple’s App Store but with slight difference, where you don’t need to pay anything unless you can download all premium apps for free.
If you visit Hackulous website you will be welcomed with a Goodbye message from Hackulous team that reads: “Goodnight, sweet prince. – We are very sad to announce that Hackulous is shutting down. After many years, our community has become stagnant and our forums are a bit of a ghost town. It has become difficult to keep them online and well-moderated, despite the devotion of our staff. We’re incredibly thankful for the support we’ve had over the years and hope that new, greater communities blossom out of our absence. With lots of love, Hackulous Team”
Well, now the Installous had gone and it looks like Apple have won a bit of war against piracy, long way to go guys. As a fan of jailbroken iDevice I support open technologies but there are developers who earns their bread-and-butter from the apps they have developed are feeling more than happy now. Its indeed a New Year Gift for those developers from Hackulous team. So far its not clear that the reason behind Hackulous shuts down, but for me it looks like they don’t want to pay $2 billion to apple.
Whatever the reason behind, its nothing less than the victory for app developers. But still there are some alternatives running like vShare, AppCake may get popularity form this issue. However, spending a dollar or two for awesome app is worth, that’s what I think.
Read this article on TechCrunch, to know how all these happened. (Update – TechCrunch strikeout the section and looks like there is mistake in thier previous article)