SpoofApp iPhone App

In March 2008 SpoofApp.com released the first ever native iPhone application for Caller ID spoofing. This is the first time that Phone Gangster and SpoofCard users are able to place fully functional calls from PhoneGangster and SpoofCard from an application built into their phone. The Spoof App used the popular Installer.app App Tapp package to deliver the software to the jailbroken iPhones. A “jailbroken” iPhone is an iPhone that has been hacked to allow third party software applications that are provided outside of Apple’s authority. Jailbreaking iPhone’s is relatively safe and easy with a variety of tools that can be found on modmyi.com. SpoofApp received over 40,000 installs in its first day listed in the Installer app.

SpoofApp version 2.0 was released on May 15th, 2008 and featured a completely redesigned interface. SpoofApp 2.0 had much tigher integration with SpoofCard, as it provides integrated call recording playback, integrated call history, and multiple PIN support and PIN balance.

On August 14th, 2008 SpoofApp released SpoofApp 3G for the iPhone 2.0 software and the iPhone 3G. SpoofApp 3G was released to Cydia and the Installer App’s. By this time SpoofApp had seen over 1 million installations of its application. SpoofApp 3G was also completely rebuilt from the ground up, using Apple’s developer SDK tools for the first time, with the intentions of the app being available to everybody around the world through Apple. SpoofApp was submitted to the Apple App Store on October 30th, 2008. After a few weeks the creators of SpoofApp began to fear that Apple was going to reject their application due to controversy. Their suspicious were correct. Apple left SpoofApp in the “In Review” state for an astounding 192 days. On May 10, 2009 Apple finally responded by declining SpoofApp for the App Store. SpoofApp began to document their experience with Apple on the website http://www.stuckinreview.com just 2 days before finally being rejected by Apple. Coincidence?

While waiting for Apple to approve or reject SpoofApp, the developers began branching out and porting its application to other mobile platforms. On December 18th, 2008 SpoofApp released the first version of SpoofApp for Android. Essentially a perfect clone of it’s latest version of SpoofApp for the iPhone, the application became one of the most popular and praised application in the Google Android Marketplace. The application received over 7,000 installs in under 24 hours, a small number compared to the iPhone installations, but the number of Android handsets sold around the United States was significantly less. SpoofApp instantly praised Google for being so open and transparent with their application Marketplace. Google has repeatedly said they will only block “malicious” applications for being distributed through their official application market.

In April 2009 SpoofApp wrapped up development of SpoofApp for BlackBerry and began offering some a sneak peak at their applicaiton, which was to be available through the recently launched BlackBerry App World. However, once SpoofApp was submitted to RIM for approval it was also left in “Review” status for a considerable amount of time. The difference was that RIM did not leave SpoofApp hanging. After several months, and several emails back and forth, SpoofApp for BlackBerry was finally approved for the BlackBerry App World. On July 15, 2009 SpoofApp for BlackBerry v1.0 hit the BlackBerry App World. Within a few days SpoofApp hit the #7 spot on the Top Downloads list, at which it peaked. After a month on the BlackBerry App World, SpoofApp has reportedly seen over 65,000 installs. The application reached v1.5 within a short amount of time as some unexpected bugs were found.

At the same time SpoofApp for Blackberry was rolled out, and SpoofApp for Android was updated, SpoofApp began offering international calling, enabling its app to be used outside of the United State and Canada for the first time.

In summer 2009 SpoofApp for Android was updated to version 2.2 and SpoofApp for iPhone was updated to 3.0. A Windows Mobile beta of SpoofApp was released in September 2009. It is not known when this app will come out of beta. After the release of the Windows Mobile beta, major changes for SpoofApp would be just around the corner.

In September 2009 SpoofApp released iSpoofCard for the iPhone into the iTunes App Store. The app was snuck in by SpoofApp right under the watchful eye of the iPhone app review team! The app became a hit and broke the top 10 in the Utilities category. At the same time that the iSpoofCard app was snuck into the app store, the SpoofApp for Blackberry App was removed from the BlackBerry App World by RIM’s ruthless lawyers. The company claimed the recording feature, spoofing feature and voice changer were all illegal, which is obviously not the case as there is no law against voice changing in the United States and call recording is legal when done within the law governing appropriate states.

Overall, the iSpoofCard app would be install over 70,000 times before it was finally removed in December 2009 when Apple realized what was going on. After Apple pulled the iSpoofCard app from the App Store, SpoofApp devised a way to make iSpoofCard into an iPhone web app which could be used and “installed” on any phone, by visiting iSpoofCard.com and bookmarking the page, so it would appear on the iPhone home screen just like any other app! The app works across all iPhones, does not require a jailbreak, and the only lost functionality is the contact integration! SpoofApp/iSpoofCard can now be installed on on any iPhone in a matter of seconds – completely independant from the App Store! It’s a huge triumph for SpoofApp developers and users of SpoofCard.

In 2010 SpoofApp has already released a Facebook application, a Palm Pre webOS version of iSpoofCard and has gotten back into the App Store by releasing a “lite” version of iSpoofCard, under the name of Phone Gangster, complete with voice-changing and call recording. However, Caller ID spoofing was ommitted from Phone Gangster so that it would be accepted by the App Store reviewers.

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