Last updated on April 7th, 2017 at 08:31 pm
vShare is a pirated app store. For non-jailbroken iOS devices. That lets you get paid apps for free. You can consider it as an analogous App store, for paid and most downloaded Apps. however, these apps are available on vShare store for free.
Seems like it is great in sense of trying an App on your iDevice. And get the opportunity to test games initially. Then if you like it, you can purchase it. Other than this it is free Application store and targets the users who do not want to jailbreak their devices. Meanwhile, want to download pirated apps.
vShare key features
- Hit all apps without Apple ID nor password.
- More than 1,000,000 iOS and Android apps and games
- No jailbreak is required, which is great.
- with vShare helper tool, downloading vShare is granted to be successfully
- compatible for ios and Android smart device.
How does vShare works?
Normally, ios developers must purchase one of two Apple developer programs so that they can launch their apps on Apple Store. first is the Apple Developer Program is which cost 99 USD per membership year. While the Apple Developer Enterprise Program is 299 USD per membership year. Afterward, iPad and iPhone users can download those apps as long as the app developer pays his program certificate.
vShare owners claim that they procured both certificates. And they create an App ( vShare ) which can be downloaded from Safari or via vShare helper tool. Once you have this App installed on your device. It will act same way as the original App Store application on your iDevice.
This means that you if you successfully download it. Then you now will have two applications stores on your iDevice.
- Apple Store
- vShare Store
The only difference that all Apps within vShare store are totally free.
To make it clear, we can clearly say. vShare store owner exploited a loophole within Both Apple developer programs that allow them have the vShare downloaded on ios devices. And allow users to download any Apps within this Application store for free.
Since 2011, vShare store and website still running. Which indicates how deep is that loophole. And until now Apple is not able to close this loophole within its paid developer programs.
Is it legal ? what Apple do think about it?
Certainly, it is not. Whilst vShare owner state that. “we respect intelligent property and devote to protect the right of authors. If you consider your right has been violated, please contact us by providing related documents. We’ll remove such contents immediately.”
It worth to mention that The owners of this parallel store and their whereabouts are not mentioned anywhere on their website. I believe the reason of that is obviously clear. And I don’t know how to contact then if they violate my rights.
Apple strictly recommends not to install any apps outside official Apple Store. As this is open the door for viruses. In such case, you may be a victim of Zombi thread that may harm your device.
It is worth to test another Application store. Other than Apple store. and I personally see you can try it. However, it will take some time to get it successfully installed on your device.