Tether Launches HTML5 Based Tethering Solution for iPhone [Video]

Posted March 10, 2012 at 4:39am by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 14284 views

Tether.com has launched a new HTML5 tethering solution for the iPhone.

In November 2011, the company released a tethering application on the App Store; however, Apple decided to pull the app within a day of launch. Now Tether has figured out a way to make it work using HTML5.

"It was clear from our initial application iTether, there was enormous demand within the iPhone ecosystem," says Tim Burke, CEO of Tether. "It was unfortunate that Apple decided to remove our application, only 20 hours after we launched. However, this caused us to innovate. Our underlying patent-pending technology behind Tether for iPhone is unlike anything on the market."

Tether's new version for the iPhone is purely based on HTML5 and creates a completely wireless connection over AdHoc. This circumvents the need of buying the application directly from Apple's App Store and allows any iPhone or iPad with a data connection to allow tethering.

Tether is being sold for a yearly fee of $30. You can see it how it works in the video below...

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Me - March 11, 2012 at 6:39am
Why can't he use apple's personal hotspot??
Crunch - March 10, 2012 at 10:52pm
The people at Tether are great. I caught the iOS app for $17 before it got pulled from the App Store, as Apple had already been informed about what they had let through. I love the flexibility of the HTML5 browser-based web app, though. This is great! P.S.: To the peeps who think PDANet is free, it isn't. There is only a free trial.
NA - March 10, 2012 at 5:57pm
So how come he can to hulu from is phone but not his local internet? Is his phone service some how VPN or proxy in to the US? Or based in the US? Or is itether doing some VPN/proxy thing
counteru2007 - March 10, 2012 at 12:13pm
All you need is pdanet. It also has a feature that hides the fact that you are tethering another device by directing all your internet use to the mobile websites of any current site that you decide to connect to. Also, its FREEEE!!!! you can get it in cydia.
Not on your life - March 10, 2012 at 5:32am
$30 yrly.... Wack !! Just jailbreak and $19 for mywi and done... Fuck an annual
Dhi1no - March 10, 2012 at 5:48am
Agree w you man...!!! Just JB your iPhone n buy MyWi... Much cheaper n easier
yiyopr - March 10, 2012 at 12:25pm
You obviously don't understand the intended target market for this product... This is meant for people who can't go without tethering and therefore need it to be available all the time. If you jailbreak your iphone you can't update it and if you need to update (say if you're a developer and need to make sure your app works in the new firmware or you just like the new features) then you loose your tethering capabilities... For developers and constant travelers who find tethering essential $30 a year is DEFINITELY worth the price. Especially considering that the only real alternative to having secured tethering available at all times in all firmwares is by paying AT&T $30 a month to do so... Mywi is great, but its not for everyone and you can't assume that all people are like you and have the same needs as you do.
Not on your life - March 12, 2012 at 3:42pm
So how long have you work for this company. This is only good for people who don't know about jailbreaking... Heck for $2 bucks you can get TetherMe without all the bells and whistles of Mywi. Period.
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