Is a Limewire App possible?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by Kamazar, Dec 14, 2008.

  1. Kamazar

    Kamazar Well-Known Member

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    As unrealistic as it may be, I'm curious. Is a limewire, or any P2P app, possible?
     
  2. {klondike}

    {klondike} Well-Known Member

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    Rapture. It sucks.
    There's one called Mew Seek on jailboken devices.
     
  3. brewstermax

    brewstermax Well-Known Member

    Not within current SDK restrictions. But technically it is quite simple, but the SDK won't allow the files to be saved anywhere except inside the app. Pointless. And plus Apple wouldn't allow it to pass through the app store.
     
  4. manolis

    manolis Well-Known Member

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    Mew Seek on iphone that are jailbroken on Cydia.
     
  5. Mr. Charley

    Mr. Charley Well-Known Member

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    I also appreciate the fact I'm unable to download viruses at the moment. :)
     
  6. u really think apple would allow an application that lets people gank music?
     
  7. Kamazar

    Kamazar Well-Known Member

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    #7 Kamazar, Dec 14, 2008
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    I meant "possible" as in it can be written. If Apple was moronic enough to provide a free alternative to iTunes, they wouldn't be in business right now.
     
  8. ah

    i am sorry
     
  9. organerito

    organerito Well-Known Member

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    Anyway, I couldn't tolerate the awful sound quality of most the files from limewire.
     
  10. brewstermax

    brewstermax Well-Known Member

    Possible to be written, yes. Inside its little sandbox, thus meaning that you couldn't play the files in iTunes (I know you were wondering for music), so it is possible, but unusable. You would simply have to link the app to the server, give it a few instructions, and build the GUI around it. Simple, but never going to happen in the App Store, and w/o jailbreak, is useless as well.
     
  11. alexbates

    alexbates Active Member

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    This would be a great idea for a developer to design for Cydia or the Installer. That way, you would not have to go through Apple and get it in the App Store.
     
  12. Kuratsu

    Kuratsu Well-Known Member

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    Hmm this makes me wonder, Can a developer create an application strictly for themselves? Couldn't a dev technically just create such an app (or something like it) and use it just for themselves?
     
  13. Paulio

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    You either:

    a.) Have extremely good hearing
    b.) Are obsessed with music to a crazy level
    or c.) Only have downloaded only dodgy songs off limewire

    because to me, limewire songs sound fine :)


    However it would be cool to have this option of limewire app, but you may as well use your computer.. it's kind of like wireless syncing, it just seems almost pointless (tho handy if you lose your sync cable ;P)
     

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