Friday, January 06, 2012

Ads on Installous

If you used a jailbroken iOS devices, such as iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch, and you are using Installous 4 to install "free" apps, you might notice that there's a new CAPTCHA form before the redirector sent you to the download page.

The reason why there's a new CAPTCHA is because Apple was sending a takedown notice to AppTrackr (where most people send their cracked iOS apps and publish it to other people whose devices are already jailbroken) and therefore, the developer had to move the servers outside US so that Apple can't sue them for copyright issues. The problem came along with the funding as moving to another server means more cost to spend and they needed some money to do that. So, they put a safe ads on the CAPTCHA form to raise some money and hopefully it can cover their expenses of providing those services to most users.