Crackulous Allows for App Store Piracy

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Crackulous, a program for pirating apps from the iPhone App Store, was just released. Great for cheapskates, terrible for independent developers trying to make a living. Updated: 4:35pm

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You'll need to jailbreak your phone to get in on the fun, obviously, but the entire process seems relatively simple if you're looking to get on board.

However, since many of these apps will need to phone home, they'll be letting Apple and the app makers know exactly who you are and what dirty deeds you're committing, right? There's a good chance nothing bad will happen to you, but you probably don't want to risk getting your phone locked down or your account shut off because you're too cheap to pay for Fieldrunners. Just give the developers the money they deserve, OK?

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Update: I just had this absolutely ludicrous exchange with the creator of Crackulous. You can't make this shit up.

Subject: INACCURATE: Crackulous article

Crack Ulous Mon, Feb 2, 2009 at 4:14 PM

To: adam@gizmodo.com

Adam, you are linking to a pirated version of the app. Please link to REMOVED (the official Crackulous site) instead of supporting the pirates in the crackulous article. Thanks.

Adam Frucci Mon, Feb 2, 2009 at 4:16 PM

To: Crack Ulous

Are you serious? This isn't a joke? You're seriously trying to stop

an app designed to pirate apps from being pirated?

Crack Ulous Mon, Feb 2, 2009 at 4:21 PM

To: Adam Frucci

No but I need people to support my work... I deserve appreciation.

Adam Frucci Mon, Feb 2, 2009 at 4:23 PM

To: Crack Ulous

But the people who have legit apps that Craculous will help pirate

don't? You honestly don't see the irony here?

Crack Ulous Mon, Feb 2, 2009 at 4:24 PM

To: Adam Frucci

Yes.. but Adam, all I ask is that you link to REMOVED in your article because some people still buy and support. Some people in the scene appreciate my work. Is it too much to ask? :)

Adam Frucci Mon, Feb 2, 2009 at 4:34 PM

To: Crack Ulous

No.

Crack Ulous Mon, Feb 2, 2009 at 4:35 PM

To: Adam Frucci

Ok if you could please do that I would be very appreciative. Thanks.

Update #2: The jackass above was a developer trying to screw over the people behind Crackulous. He wasn't the real developer, nor was he a scammer. He made no money from this. Moral of the story is still this: don't pirate apps. And this guy is a douche.

[FunkySpaceMonkey via Hackulous]

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Young H Kim

just use this program to get the games from the big developers ie, EA, SEGA, etc... =P