BITTORRENT HAS RELEASED the latest addition to its suite of sharing apps in the form of BitTorrent Shoot.
The mobile app is designed to make it easy for users to send photos and documents across different phone platforms quickly and simply with an emphasis on spontaneity.
Shoot is a sister product to the highly successful BitTorrent Sync service that allows users to share and sync folders across devices and even across networks on opposite sides of the world.
As ever with BitTorrent products, the service runs peer-to-peer without going via the cloud, meaning that files are secure and confidential and that there are no file size limits.
BitTorrent Shoot joins BitTorrent Sync which recently reached version 2.0 with a professional edition to complement the free version.
BitTorrent is on a continuing mission to distance itself from the associations of piracy and the bittorrent protocol by demonstrating its value as a confidential alternative to cloud communication and storage.
The firm began offering legal downloads in the form of BitTorrent Bundles last year, later adding a paywall element which began with the release of Radiohead singer Thom Yorke's second album Tomorrow's Modern Boxes.
The strategy balances the need to create a legal use case for bittorrent, after research carried out last year showed that BitTorrent users were 170 percent more likely to buy legally than non-users.
BitTorrent Shoot is available now on Android, iOS and Windows Phone for $1.99, with the first three sends for free followed by an in-app purchase to unlock the app forever. File receivers are never charged. µ
Hold the front page
Bluesky's the limit
Might need to come up with a better name though
There's an app for *that*