Sketchy MP3 Downloader Reaches # 1 in iPhone App Store
An outdated sketchy music downloader angry Birds Tuesday to become the best-selling iPhone app in the Apple App Store.
Minutes after Wired.com staff purchased the music downloader, Apple removed it from the App Store.
The app, called Any Music Downloader, allowed customers to find any MP3 on the web and download it to the iPhone player. From there, you can play the songs downloaded through the Any Music Downloader app.
It’s like having a free iTunes music store on the iPhone. On the road and want to hear Radiohead’s latest album? Visit an MP3 website such as Mp3skull.com, find the songs, tag the file, and click download, and the songs are yours.
After downloading a song to iPhone, you can sync it with iTunes on your computer, then you can copy the downloaded songs to your iPhone’s iPod player.
It’s nowhere near as convenient as iTunes, but it’s pretty smooth for the price of $ 0 per track.
It is questionable whether the app was legal: the browser inside the app allowed you to navigate to any MP3 service website, legal or not, to grab music.
Obviously, Apple was not happy, as the company quickly pulled the app. Apple did not respond to a request for comment.
The Any Music Downloader app was $ 2 when it hit number one on the paid apps list on Tuesday. Previously it was priced at $ 10.