Discussion in 'Instagram' started by ramyh96, Apr 20, 2017.
Is there any chance that instagram will force FollowLiker to close too?
Please share your ideas
well they can but i believe the reps of fl or mp can explain it better. Tagging @coitza and @weblues
Seriously you think so.
NO they wont as they are not hosted on live servers or anythings.
They are safe and will be.
MP imitates human behavior they dont work like instagress
Instagress marketing was stupid they spread ahead without brain
guys anyone knows free bot to run forever?
I'm not sure what difference it makes if MP is self hosted or not. If MP was leaving a footprint that could tie accounts back to their software then I'm sure MP or any other software will have the same fate. I don't know what MP is or what it does but if it's violating somebody's TOS I don't see why it's safe.
The issue with desktop bots and hosted webapps is the webapps server can be forced to close via legal threats. Depending on your country this may be cause to shut down the service or ignore. Whereas a desktop app solution like massplanner, instadub, fl, even if they are forced to stop selling, the existing bots will still work, as there is no central server to take down.
they violated the trademark, period.
FL and MP and countelss others are not.
If it was *only* trademark, they can just change the name and apologise. I imagine they got a legally threatening letter from a lawyer. In the US a websites TOS recently had a case where it was deemed legally enforcable under some hacking law, I believe it started with a C... but I don't recall exactly. However, in other countries they are not and breaking TOS means the website can refuse you access but not legally prosecute you.
Hopefully those desktop apps don't make calls home to verify your license because should those servers go down you're forced to used nulled versions or cracks to bypass authentication. Oh, and hope changes to Instagram or FB API aren't made that make your desktop app no longer function properly.
At the end of the day if these companies don't like third party software abusing their service you will be shut down eventually.
Makes sense after hearing from you but they some of them do check for license (mp communicates with its main sever to do a license check)
But there won't be updates, so the bots won't be usable for long with the ig update frequency. Even if you can bypass the license check by hiring someone to remove that annoyance lol, without updates the bots won't worth much.
Instagram/Facebook took down quite a few desktop bots before. Maybe not recently, but if someone was already in the ig game a few years back (i think 2013), he/she must remember the xGram or Instadominate takedowns. Since then for instance the dev of xGram is not allowed to touch anything, which is even just remotely related to Facebook. I remember it was a pretty ugly case.
Honestly i'm surprised how all of the present ig bots are able to survive this long.
This is true, the app would only keep working as long as the service doesn't change. But it is unlikely to stop working straight away giving customers breathing space to find another solution rather than get a "that's it over nothing works" email over night.
true, but whilst you delay you could put out an update to write a life time license to disk incase of downed license server. Or just upload a "cracked" version somewhere
That isn't how the apps work. Unless ISG wants to disable ALL old versions of the mobile apps, the old versions still work. When they bring out a new version, most people don't update. Old versions of ISG are working from years ago, you don't need to be on the latest version. You are right EVENTUALLY they would stop working, but later is better than now
This depends where you are, much more strict in the US than else where. But yes, if they really really want to go after you, they have the funds and power to certainly scare you where ever you are with few exceptions. A one man bot writer isn't going to have the funds (or balls) to take it to court to argue the right to control their device how they want and it would be pure stupidity to try that in the US
Really not sure what to say about this, it would be great to know what actually happened there. I guess they are big enough and have enough money to do pretty much whatever they want, though I am hoping it won't come to that anytime soon...
Maybe if they're team, will have the power to control. The solution is new name with new founder.
As a complete and total noob with Instagram: I heard about this today. I decided to look into the tool. So does it just go through Instagram and like pictures, follow, unfollow, comment? Seems like a standard bot. Have any of you guys made your own? What is the advantage of using a tool like this, rather than just building one for yourself? Am I missing some key functionality here that makes a home brewed solution less than ideal?
Instagress had solid IPs which is the Achilles tendon for any social media botting operation. You could log in, buy a month worth of time for like $9 and then just let it run. Completely forget about it and let your account grow. Massplanner is a great piece of software, but you won't get anywhere with shitty proxies. Also Instagress had that nerdy Silicon Valley feel to it's website that so many people love. Visual appeal is huge and they had their target market locked down visually.
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