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BitTorrent app gets approval for Windows Phone 7?

Though we reported awhile back that BitTorrent applications had an uncertain future in the Windows Phone Marketplace (for perhaps obvious reasons), it looks like Microsoft may have decided what to do about potential app submissions.

'TorrrentRemote' is a new app from codeJoker and it looks like it's near complete. What's more impressive and pertinent though is evidently Brandon Watson from Microsoft told the developer it "should be fine" for the Marketplace. Of course, this isn't a native BitTorrent application but instead accesses uTorrent running on your PC remotely. Presumably this is why it can get approval through the marketplace, as opposed to DTor.

Of course we know mistakes can be made in these areas, so we'll wait and see what happens. But if accurate, we're at least a little excited.

[via 1800PocketPC]

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says:

OMG! This is perfect for what I want. I hope this makes it through, otherwise i'd have to use the WebUI to access utorrent remotely view MIE (which probably works as well I suppose). Great stuff, I don't see why they wouldn't allow it since it's not a native client and just a front end to the desktop app.

says:

I really hope that this thing will get through.

Because if that happens, I'll make one that doesn't look as awful as this one.

says:

Don't let the green background throw you off, you can change the color to whatever you like it seems.

says:

Yeah, the background is my biggest problem with the screenshot.

says:

Along these lines, I'd like to see WP7 remote apps that interface with Windows Home Server addins. I certainly would target WHS v2 Vail which I believe will be released later this year.

Rico says:

A remote makes more sense than a client given there's no third party multitasking on WP7 yet.

starblade876 says:

It also makes more sense given disc space and bandwidth would be much more limited for most people.

This has me wondering about Windows Remote Desktop though.

says:

Its a great app compatible with Windows Phone 7.Its working perfect just like what I want.I will keep looking for more information.
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says:

Thanks to the people that left me feedback regarding my app. Here is another video showing off the UI in metro form and selecting a torrent.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hpfUBvggCc

says:

Sweet, looks good, if this makes it into the marketplace, which I hope it does, I'll grab it once I get my new phone.