It’s been just a month since the launch of BitTorrent’s messaging app Bleep and the company is already ready with another wonderful offering.
In a bid to expand its suite of mobile applications built on its cloud-free file-sharing protocol, the company has launched new app – Shoot, an app built exclusively for sharing large files or collections of files—such as photographs and videos, quickly between two different mobile devices. The App is available for Anrdoid, iOS and Windows platform.
What is the most interesting feature is that the app even works with those devices having different operating systems.
Built on the company’s new Sync technology, what makes the shoot stand out is the convenience and speed with which one can do spontaneous sharing of large files, like concert videos or photos, directly between two mobile devices without having to go through the cloud. The Sync technology is the company’s answer to services like Dropbox and Google Drive.
Shoot is powered by BitTorrent Sync’s peer-to-peer technology, so large items are no problem. Files move directly between people without going through the cloud and your data remains completely private.
BitTorrent’s peer-to-peer technology functions by making use of the Internet or a local network in order to identify other devices with a permission to share files. This means, the data is shared directly instead of the usual tradition of requiring files to be uploaded to a central server and then downloaded by the recipient. It further means that Shoot doesn’t impose limits on the file size of the things being shared.
The technology even assigns each and every user a private identity that doesn’t require them to divulge their email or password combination or any personal information to be stored on a central server. Just like the Bleep, the company is focusing on the extreme privacy of Shoot on the fact that no information is sent to a hackable cloud.
With every fresh download of the app, the users are provided with three free shares, after which they are required to purchase the app for a one-time fee of $1.99.