What do you think my new proxy app?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by gwelmarten, Jan 28, 2011.

  1. gwelmarten, Jan 28, 2011
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2011

    gwelmarten macrumors 6502

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    Hi
    I have spent the last couple of months developing a simple universal web browsing app for the iPad and iPhone that has an intergrated proxy for easy anonymous web browsing. Just wondering what people think of it and if anyone has any suggestions.

    The URL for the free version is:
    http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/anonymous-browser-free/id405056165?mt=8&ls=1

    And if you should feel like upgrading to the full version, it can be found at:
    http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/anonymous-browser-pro/id404612198?mt=8&ls=1

    I really want some advice at what to put in future versions. I am only 17 years old and really want to make this idea useful to lots of people, and get it selling well to get some money coming in.

    Thanks in advance for any advice.

    Sam
     
  2. psonice macrumors 6502a

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    Looks interesting. Nothing I have a use for just now though, and haven't downloaded it. But how anonymous is it?

    I'm just thinking of who will use it - you'll get your regular joe visiting some sites he doesn't want his parents/wife/mates to know about, but you'll probably also get people using it in countries where internet use is monitored. They'll probably assume it's fully anonymous - is it? How well is the proxy secured and anonymised?

    If you're looking at the 'adult site visiting' market it doesn't matter much, if it's political activists maybe TOR and the like would be good?
     
  3. gwelmarten thread starter macrumors 6502

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    In answer to how anonymous is it?

    Hi
    In answer to your question, I can tell you it is very anonymous. Let me go into detail.

    When you visit a URL, the proxy script encodes it via a certain algorith (e.g. Hex-2, though it is not this, I would prefer not to say in a public place as it is off course meant to be anonymous and I don't want people decoding the URL's).
    This encoded URL is then sent off to the server which decodes the URL and downloads the page to the server, which then encodes the HTML by the same algorith, sends it back to the user, who's end of the script decodes the html to display the web page.

    Security wise, all browsing is done by default through SSL (https) using a SSL certificate with Extended Verification issued from GoDaddy.

    In summary, I think it is pretty anonymous. Have you any suggestions to increase the anonymity?

    Sam
     

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