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Topic # 62375 5-Jun-2010 13:24
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I have changed from an HTC to an iPhone and app I used to use a lot on my HTC was a Wifi Analizer it was great for a rough and ready site survey.

Located a almost identical app for the iphone on the net and went to get it, except all I got was a a message that the app was not available in my Location (NZ).

Dam whats this about, the app doesnt break any law in NZ and is obiviously not a war drive tool or it wouldnt be available in other Geographic regions.

App is here

How do I get this (Short of Jail Breaking my phone)

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  Reply # 338516 5-Jun-2010 13:28
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You don't need to get into "conspiracy theories". I don't know how the iTunes App Store works for devs, but if it's like the Symbian and Windows Mobile, developers have to pay for each geo market they want their application sold on (or pay for a bundle). So it costs money for they to list it, and if they think they won't make that money back, they just can't be bothered.







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  Reply # 338519 5-Jun-2010 13:34
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No conspiracy theroy required, just want the app. Mind you checking back today on the web where I found the app I see it has now been withdrawn from the store, must have been considered a war drive tool.

I am beginning to see a reason or two to jail break the phone.


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Hello All,


Wifi Analyzer has been removed from the App Store due to the use of undocumented APIs. At this moment, it is unlikely that WiFi Analyzer will make it back to the store due to the lack of public APIs that can provide the same functionality in regards to wireless networks.


Many thanks to all users that supported WiFi Analyzer in one way or another.


Sincerely,


Adrian Granados
Developer

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 338520 5-Jun-2010 13:41
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Just create yourself a US App Store account, plenty of guides online for how to do this, they don't make it difficult.

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  Reply # 338525 5-Jun-2010 13:55
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I read a month or two ago that every "WiFi scanner" as such was being pulled from the app store by Apple.

So it's not just unavailable in NZ - they are unavailable everywhere as Apple pulled them all.



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  Reply # 338827 6-Jun-2010 17:28
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gehenna: Just create yourself a US App Store account, plenty of guides online for how to do this, they don't make it difficult.

I currently have an NZ itunes account, and have got all my apps through that and it is synced with my iPhone etc. There is an app in the US store I want that's not in the NZ store, if I create a US account; can I just sign into that account in iTunes, download the app, then sync to my phone without losing all my apps I already have via my NZ account? (or will the NZ only apps disappear?). 



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  Reply # 338833 6-Jun-2010 17:53
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According to what I read on creating a US Itunes store account you can get US apps without any problem except you have to pay using gift card or similar and it doesnt affect your NZ aquired accounts.

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  Reply # 338868 6-Jun-2010 20:50
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Yes Wifi scanners where banned from the Apple Appstore a while ago as they where using non official calls to the API get the information they where showing.

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  Reply # 338876 6-Jun-2010 21:08
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freitasm: You don't need to get into "conspiracy theories". I don't know how the iTunes App Store works for devs, but if it's like the Symbian and Windows Mobile, developers have to pay for each geo market they want their application sold on (or pay for a bundle). So it costs money for they to list it, and if they think they won't make that money back, they just can't be bothered.



It's not like that at all.  The developer has to tick an extra box, and agree to an extra agreement.  No extra money changes hands.




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