Thursday, March 12, 2009

Android App Scans Barcodes, Nabs Torrents

If you make something that steals copyrighted content, you can be shut down unless you can demonstrate "significant non-infringing uses." None immediately come to mind for Torrent Droid.

Hackaday has a writeup on the thing, Wired also covers the app.

There was apparently a contest for someone to create the app on a site that allows you to pledge money for programmers to create apps, androidandme, (noteworthy itself).

I wonder if there will be a similar app for the iPhone, now that hacked iPhones have their own unsupported app store.

The Jailbroken iPhone makes me wonder if we really needed an open handset initiative. Soon after release, any sufficiently advanced platform is open.