[tor-dev] Tor for iOS via official channels
blibbet at gmail.com
Wed Mar 21 22:06:20 UTC 2012
>> I was thinking about a GSoC 2012 project I could propose, and I came
>> to the question of why there's no Tor iOS (iPhone / iPad / iPod
>> touch) application distributed on the official iTunes App Store?
> People have tried in the past and been rejected for being a
> 'proxy/circumvention tool'.
A Mac game developer friend suggested two indirect methods to use the
Apple market while avoiding market rejections, that might help:
1) Use Test Flight, with Tor Project as an enterprise, using this tool
to deliver to their testers.
2) Instead of general public market, use enterprise market, with Tor
Project as an enterprise, with non-employee volunteer users. Supposedly,
no rejections for enterprise-private apps.
Both solutions would probably have to have Tor Project corp to setup an
enterprise where mac users would be volunteers or testers, so zero
anonynimity for obtaining the software. Instead of Tor, maybe EFF or
another privacy-centered group could be enterprise, esp. if it has
existing membership infrastructure.
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