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µTorrent 2.2 gets an app store

µTorrent is the most popular bittorrent client by a wide margin.

Dubbed Project Griffin, version 2.2 build 19640 has added a web-based framework which developers can use to create apps for µTorrent. The goal of the project is to allow extensibility while keeping µTorrent itself as light as possible. According to the Project Griffin web page, the two don't have to be mutually exclusive -- so don't worry about your favorite little torrent app becoming a bloated mess.

Apps are pure HTML and JavaScript, and while there are only four listed in µTorrent's Apps section right now they provide a nice look at the kinds of add-ons we're likely to see. There's an antivirus add-on, browser gadget for controlling downloads from IE or Firefox, and a streaming video app (VODO).

The sky's the limit, really. P2P distribution has plenty of good uses, and Project Griffin should provide developers with a relatively hassle-free way to experiment.

Want to check it out for yourself? Download the alpha release from the Project Griffin page.

[via TorrentFreak]

Tags: add-on, app, extensibility, p2p, store, Torrent, utorrent