NullRiver 'Working with Apple' on Bringing Back Netshare

Discussion in 'iOS Blog Discussion' started by Scooterman1, Aug 4, 2008.

  1. Scooterman1 macrumors 6502a


    May 15, 2008
    Houston, Tx
    I just received this email from NullRiver Support:

    [FONT=&quot]Thank you for your inquiry, a lot of you are wondering what's going on with NetShare[/FONT]

    As of writing it is not available in any country on Apples AppStore

    Apple is working with us at getting the program back onto the store as soon as possible.

    News as it happens will be posted at our website here:

    If you use an RSS Reader such as Apple Safari or Apple Mail you can also keep updated on the matter by subscribing to our RSS News feed here:


    NetShare can be used with any device that supports SOCKS5 Proxies. This includes Mac, Windows XP, Vista, Linux and many other system and devices. Guides are being worked on to help, which will be release as soon as possible on our website.

    In the meantime many people have taken the time and energy to make guides of their own to help people out, for which id like to extend our thanks.

    For help with Windows XP
    And a quick google search reveals:

    And for Windows Vista
    A google search reveals:

    And for Mac OSX Users Apple Insider have put together a 10 step guide:

    We have a support section on our website which we hope to expand to cover more issues in future:
  2. SandersHokie macrumors 6502

    Jun 16, 2006
    sorry this is a dumb question, but, with NetShare, I could be in a car and hook my laptop to my cell phone and get on the Internet using my laptop?

    that'd be pretty cool.
  3. Scooterman1 thread starter macrumors 6502a


    May 15, 2008
    Houston, Tx
    YES, it works well.
  4. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001
    NullRiver 'Working with Apple' on Bringing Back Netshare


    NullRiver, Inc has posted an update to their site about the fate of Netshare, their iPhone tethering application:
    It appears they are in contact with Apple and seem to think they will be able to get the app back into the App Store.

    NullRiver's NetShare iPhone tethering application appeared, disappeared, reappeared and finally disappeared again from the iTunes App Store. Apple has given no official word on the reason for the application's removal.

    NetShare allows iPhone users to share their EDGE or 3G data connection with their laptop computer.

    Article Link
  5. plumbingandtech macrumors 68000

    Jun 20, 2007
    But I though this was apple and att being evvvvuuuuuuuuuulll?

    Seriously though, this is great news, as today's 2.0.1 gave some of us scare, updates may someday make netshare break.

    Hopefully they can come to a great conclusion.
  6. amac4me macrumors 65816


    Apr 26, 2005
    Looking forward to it on the App Store soon. I didn't get a chance to get it when it was previously available. :(
  7. Sneakz macrumors 65816


    Jul 17, 2008
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    I think its because of some carriers not liking the fact that the iPhone can take advantage of being used as a laptop modem. Especially those who offer UL data plans like AT&T and O2. Others who offer plans with fixed amounts of data (like most of them) wont be as anal about it.
  8. Clarus9 macrumors newbie

    Oct 28, 2006
    This is wacky! I hope it all works out cause I missed out on netshare both times its been up!
  9. Rybold macrumors 6502a


    Jun 23, 2008
    California, USA
    I sure hope they bring it back. I'd even be willing to pay an extra one-time $10 into AT&T's pocket if they bring it back.
  10. SandersHokie macrumors 6502

    Jun 16, 2006
    is there anyway to get it without jailbreaking your phone?
  11. Scooterman1 thread starter macrumors 6502a


    May 15, 2008
    Houston, Tx
    According to the email above that they just sent me, when they work out the details, it should reappear in the App Store. Let's hope so. When it does, you won't have to Jailbreak the iPhone.
  12. xix macrumors member

    Jun 5, 2008
    I paid $10 for NetShare. If Apple removes my ability to use it, I expect to be reimbursed for the money paid for the app, and the value I get out of it. That would be about $60 a month for a tethering plan through AT&T. Since that won't happen, class action suit, anyone?

    But seriously, Apple is in charge. Why would they even put this app up unless they were prepared to face the consequences?
  13. FSUSem1noles macrumors 68000


    Feb 23, 2006
    Ft. Lauderdale
    So what's the odds (Netshare related)

    What's the odds that if NullRiver and Apple can't come to an agreement regarding Netshare that for the next "software update" Apple is going to put a patch in the update that renders Netshare useless??

    Sadly, I'd say it's almost a certainty.. hopefully I'm wrong..
  14. rockinrocker macrumors 65816


    Aug 21, 2006
    i hope they're right and it is coming back. i bought it when it reappeared, but it'll be nice to having continuing support and updates.
  15. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3


    Apr 6, 2007
    Portland, OR
    you could/can** download it through the app store.

    **Apple has pulled the app from the store twice, but is expected to eventually rererelease it.
  16. nagromme macrumors G5


    May 2, 2002
    I fully expect Apple to reimburse the purchase price if they take away the app from people who already have it.

    Asking them to ALSO reimburse you for an AT&T service you never paid for is absurd.

    It would be like you bought a motorcycle, it was recalled, you got your money back, and now you're suing to make them buy you a car as well :p

    I'd be amazed if AT&T allows this--and it's they who have a stake in this. Apple has to deal with the practicalities of what's allowed, what's not, and how to respond if something got through that shouldn't. But if the app never comes back, it will be due to AT&T's interests, not Apple's.

    No other smartphone allows tethering without a monthly cost. I'd love it if the iPhone were the first, but I don't expect it.
  17. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    If Apple sells something and then destroys the functionality later, I'd say some people (like me) would be quite angry.
  18. CharQuake macrumors member

    Jul 29, 2008
  19. mr.stinki macrumors 6502

    Jan 25, 2008
    NetShare GONE?!?!

    I'm freaking out. Netshare is suddenly gone from my iTunes, It's gone from my iPhone, and It's not in any of my time machine backups!

    WTF is up with that? i tried downloading it again, but it's not available from the App store.

    I'm gonna cry :(
  20. rockinrocker macrumors 65816


    Aug 21, 2006
    well, even if it doesn't come back, i don't think they'd bother to do that on purpose.
  21. damnyooneek macrumors 6502

    Aug 14, 2005
    the number of people that actually bought and downloaded the program is a few hundred maybe a thousand max. they wont bother doing that.
  22. plumbingandtech macrumors 68000

    Jun 20, 2007
    True. I meant updates that through just updating code breaks something that netshare needs. Like a unfortunate side effect of a 2.0.x update.
  23. gcmexico macrumors 6502a


    Dec 22, 2007
    New York City
    this has been happening, but not to everyone...I have re-synced, bought more apps, and just did the software update...I still have the app, and it still works..I advise everyone to copy the file just in case
  24. berkleeboy210 macrumors 68000

    Sep 2, 2004
    Boston, Massachusetts
    I wish I bought this last week when I spotted it on the App Store.

    I'll be on a couple trips the next two weeks. My Airport still charges 10 bucks an hour to get online. And, I'll be in Vegas next week where MGM also charges daily.

    Please have it back by next week :)
  25. avn macrumors newbie

    Jul 31, 2007
    like they just did with iSync...arghh!

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