BitTorrent is still hot in pursuit of creating a decentralized internet, and their new web syncing tool BitTorrent Sync is seeing a lot of use. BitTorrent Sync is a tool for syncing your files over the web without going through third-party servers. With the release of version 1.2, they are making it faster, available on iOS7, and adding an API (Application programming interface) for developers to build on top of BitTorrent sync. Hit the jump for the details.
Passing the 1-million user mark for their beta project is impressive, but don't let the beta tag scare you off -- people have been utilizing it since pre-Alpha. For filmmakers, it means the ability to quickly transfer or share files directly with members of your team. BitTorrent are also encouraging developers to get creative with the tool as well, so I hope to see some interesting ways to use the service down the line.
Since July BitTorrent have synced over 30 Petabytes worth of data with this free service. With version 1.2, they are announcing key upgrades:
- Sync is twice as fast, with speeds up to 90 mb/s
- Sync is now available on iOS7 and iPad
Developers can sign up for the API here.
Below is their new promo video, featuring a filmmaker (and his mom):
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And here's a video of setting it up and syncing a folder to my iPhone:
Have you used or plan on using BitTorrent Sync? Join the discussion in the comments below.