iPhone Stack App Discontinued Due to Piracy

iPhone Stack App Discontinued Due to Piracy

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Steven Troughton-Smith, developer of Stack for iPhone/iPod touch, has announced he is discontinuing the project due to piracy.

Steven made the following blog post Saturday

It is a sad day when I have to wave goodbye to one of my favourite projects, but it's just becoming uneconomical to continue development on Stack for iPhone/iPod touch so I must let it go.

I have to work extra hard as it is on creating things for the App Store, but when people like paniK go ahead and make my software available to pirates and I watch sales vanish overnight, it means I have to spend much more time on marketing and development for my App Store apps to try and offset my losses, leaving no time for projects like Stack that earn me nothing.

There are several hundred thousand users of Stack at the current time; thanks a lot for your support! I'm sorry that I can't continue development - I've put too much effort into it so far at the expense of my other projects (and Real Life™). The only way I can foresee a reversal of this is if either the pirates stop or sales of Lights Off increase; both are looking very unlikely.

Stack will be removed from Cydia soon, so please grab a copy for yourself quick if you wish to keep it. Existing copies should continue to work for any jailbroken 2.x version of iPhone OS.

I know this will upset a lot of people…


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me1@me1.com - February 24, 2009 at 10:51am
People like you sick me, hundred of thousand people.... and you don\'t have enough profits with that? Money isn\'t the only thing in the life bro... but I\'m lucky, I\'m not one of the sad people.
ion - February 24, 2009 at 1:25pm
If money isn\'t the only thing why don\'t you buy it ?? And if you don\'t want to buy or not like the app why the coments ? Why don\'t you work for free ? Why don\'t you tell your boss to pay you less next month or even reduce your incoming ? No coments to coments like this...
mth420 - September 25, 2009 at 12:47pm
dude, how are you gonna put him down like that. u summed it up when u said, \" im not a developer\". thats the point, hes bending over backwards to make something that a lot of people will like and some cocksucker messed it all up. thats fucked. there a difference of when you are pirate software that has a price and when u download free software. by downloading small dev. programs like that you fuck them over which makes the hours of code worthless. so before you go to talk shit again to someone who has dedicated hours and hours of their time to making something for everyone, think. if theres a price tag on it then its there for a reason. someone worked hard to make that thing and you should damn well appreciate it and stop being selfish. when your a developer most of the time every little bit of profit counts. so next time you pirate software from a small dev. think... you might just be taking his dinner off the table. appreciate
me@me.com - February 23, 2009 at 1:52pm
response - February 23, 2009 at 2:02pm
at: me@me.com I think the word you are looking for is dick. Which it would appear you know plenty about. Next time try to not be one so much. Stick to being an asshole. This is much more your territory.
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