Wi-Fi Sync getting 3G and VPN support; temporarily half price

Chris Davies - Jun 4, 2010
Wi-Fi Sync getting 3G and VPN support; temporarily half price

Last we heard of Wi-Fi Sync, the app which allows you to wireless synchronize your Apple device with iTunes, it had been updated for Windows and the iPad; now developer Greg Hughes is adding 3G and VPN support.  The app – only available in the Cydia store for jailbroken iPhone, iPod touch and iPad devices, since Apple refused it entry into the official App Store – is also on sale, at $4.99.

Best of all, the 3G and VPN functionality will be a free update when it’s released – no word on when that will be, exactly – and the app will go back to its regular $9.99 price on June 11th.  We can’t help but wish Apple had implemented this functionality themselves, but if you’ve got a jailbroken device and lament your infrequent iTunes syncs because of the hassle of plugging in, this could be your salvation.

Press Release:

Revolutionary iPhone Syncing Application Available

New application allows easy wireless remote syncing from a variety of platforms
BIRMINGHAM, England, June 4 /PRNewswire/ — Independent mobile developer Greg Hughes (http://www.getwifisync.com) is pleased to announce “Wi-Fi Sync,” a groundbreaking and revolutionary wireless syncing application for the Apple iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Wi-Fi Sync is currently available at a promotional sale price of $4.99. On June 11, the application returns to its $9.99 retail cost.
This simple and powerful application allows users to sync a compatible device (iPhone, iPod touch or iPad) with a Windows (Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7 operating system) or Mac OS X computer without connecting the phone to the computer, anytime – with just the touch of a button, by running the Wi-Fi Sync application on the device while connected to a Wi-Fi network.
Wi-Fi Sync enables wireless syncing with iTunes at the touch of a button, rendering USB cables obsolete. An upcoming update is planned to give Wi-Fi Sync users the ability to sync over 3G or VPN. The application’s features allow all iPhone users the ability to backup and protect their data at anytime, anywhere.
“Many people find it inconvenient to manually sync their devices and do it once a month, at best,” Hughes said. “I know from personal experience that’s not close to enough. I lost my phone once and with it all of my crucial information. Wi-Fi Sync allows all iPhone users the ability to backup and protect their data anytime, anywhere and avoid the problems I had.”
Pricing & Availability
Wi-Fi Sync is a premium iPhone, iPod touch and iPad application, available at $4.99 until June 11, 2010, then it will return to its standard price of $9.99. This application is available globally from the Cydia Store. For more information about Wi-Fi Sync, please visit http://www.getwifisync.com.
The application was submitted to Apple for inclusion on the iTunes App Store, but the company declined to approve it for sale.

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