Why KAT and TPB were removed from Android?

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Why KAT and TPB were removed from Android?

Postby gubatron » Thu May 10, 2012 7:48 am

We have removed KAT.ph from our Android app as a search engine because KAT.ph is no longer allowing hot linking of .torrent files.

On the desktop we worked around the issue easily because we have full magnet link support on the desktop.

Desktop computers enjoy more stable connections and FrostWire is able to fetch the torrents in different ways (DHT, UT_METADATA) given just a torrent infohash.

In the case of an Android device, we'd like to wait maybe another year until more people have multicore devices and wireless networks are faster and more reliable.

We could introduce magnet support today, but the experience would be far from pleasant. In the meantime, the Android app will stick to search engines that offer direct links to .torrent files that FrostWire can download and scan.

This is also the reason with TPB was removed as a source on the Android app.

On the desktop we still have TPB and KAT.

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Re: Why KAT and TPB were removed from Android?

Postby Avenger » Thu May 10, 2012 8:30 am

Cheers! I'm sure some people won't like this, but most will appreciate the thought behind it. :mrgreen:
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Re: Why KAT and TPB were removed from Android?

Postby tedrashwin » Wed Jul 18, 2012 4:29 am

cool picture...

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Re: Why KAT and TPB were removed from Android?

Postby Humanoid » Wed Jul 18, 2012 5:12 pm

Is Demonoid.ph on the list? That is a pretty great torrent site which still offers .torrent as well as magnet links.
Having this source would be awesome on FrostWire for Desktop too.
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Re: Why KAT and TPB were removed from Android?

Postby Humanoid » Wed Aug 15, 2012 8:27 am

Well, I guess they were taken offline. Go figure.
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Re: Why KAT and TPB were removed from Android?

Postby Scott1x » Wed Aug 15, 2012 10:24 am

Humanoid wrote:Is Demonoid.ph on the list? That is a pretty great torrent site which still offers .torrent as well as magnet links.
Having this source would be awesome on FrostWire for Desktop too.

I think it had to do with protocols. When an index site changes it's protocols, the code has to be adjusted to accommodate the changes, and, as you know, index sites dp come and go.

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Re: Why KAT and TPB were removed from Android?

Postby Djjonathan009xD » Fri Nov 22, 2013 1:40 pm

I don't like Kat.ph at all...
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