iPhone to iTunes Wi-Fi sync app rejected by App Store, finds home in Cydia
No shock: Apple has rejected that nifty Wi-Fi sync application that was submitted for the App Store. Good news is, it's now available via Cydia for any jailbroken iPhone for $9.99. Engadget contacted the developer by phone and here is his rejection explanation.
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Dont buy his garbage. Its too slow anyways.
iPhone 3G (802.11g device)
Apple Airport Extreme N (running in g/n mode)
Apple iMac Core 2 Duo with a 100Base-T connection to the Airport Extreme
WiFi sync works fairly well. You still get the "Syncing" Lock screen, so you can't really do anything else while it is syncing.
What is nice about this set up is that I can have the phone in any room in my house and run a sync.
I didn't do any benchmark for the time it took to sync, but it didn't see too bad for the files i was sending (a few songs, some app updates, and the backup process).
Hope to see this work on the iPad soon
Second: From the developers webpage:
"A warning about pirated copies of Wi-Fi Sync: the app contains a variety of time delayed anti-piracy measures. Steal at your own risk; make sure your iTunes library is backed up. Legit paying customers are not affected by these measures.".
I understand frustration with pirates, but Im not sure a threat is the right way to go from a business perspective. I dont like the idea of buying something that may be one bugged line of code from borking my data.
Its like saying "Buy this car! Its got a bomb in the trunk, but dont worry, the bomb only goes off if someone tries to steal the car!". Im not comfortable with a bomb in the trunk, regardless of how "safe" it is.
Have tried this app and love it!It´s so simple so sync you calendar or make a quick backup of your phone before you leave the house. I have always a computer up and running with iTunes on and the desktop app connected. I start the app 5 min before leaving the house and when im leaving my iphone is freshly backtup and ready to go!
10/10 if you ask me :)
I synced an episode of South Park to my my mac mini thats connected to my TV without having to get my cord that i left connected in my car. I also didnt have to get off the couch to go plug in my phone. Now im watching it via Boxee on my TV. in the same seat. Lazy? yeah...but im winning! lol
You are using a pirated copy of Wi-Fi Sync
Wi-Fi Sync is the result of many painstaking months of work by one developer. I need your support to continue developing this awesome app, so please consider purchasing a legit copy from the Cydia Store.
I sincerely hope that you enjoy the app and decide to purchase it.
— Greg Hughes (Developer of Wi-Fi Sync)
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Also there is no in-app advertising what so-ever