AllPeers crafts bundled Firefox installation

By Justin Mann on June 6, 2007, 8:55 PM
In a press release issued today, AllPeers announced they will be offering a Firefox bundle that includes their plugin software, designed to add a P2P interface to the browser. With the immense popularity of peer to peer and the stigma it has attached to it in some fashions, many are looking for ways to share with whom they want only or do it in a secure manner. AllPeers is exactly that, seeking to establish “private” file sharing networks and using the browser as the front end to do it. Essentially, it is a torrent tracker designed for more private use. They have been around for a while, and now plan to have this pre-installed Firefox bundle available, most likely to get more people interested in the project.

It is, of course, a free and open source plugin for the increasingly famous browser, and is multi-platform. You can read the full press release in the comments section.




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Prague, Czech Republic and Oxford, England – June 6, 2007 – AllPeers, a software vendor specializing in private media sharing networks today announced the immediate availability of Mozilla Firefox® with AllPeers. This software bundle combines the Firefox web browser and the AllPeers add-on in a single download. Providing these two award-winning, open source applications together simplifies the establishment and growth of browser-based, private file sharing networks and turns Firefox into a social web browser. AllPeers adds social networking and file sharing capabilities to the Firefox user experience. Prior to the release of this bundle, AllPeers was only available to existing Firefox users. New users were required to download Firefox prior to installing AllPeers. With the introduction of Firefox with AllPeers, new users can now simultaneously switch to the world's best browser and gain the advantages of AllPeers private file sharing features. “Approximately 10% of new AllPeers users download Firefox in order to install our application,” explained Cedric Maloux, CEO and co-founder of AllPeers. “The popularity of our application’s features has helped AllPeers achieve an organic growth rate of one new user every two minutes, and we expect this rate to accelerate considerably with the added ease of installation afforded by the new bundle. We’re excited to make it even easier for new users to experience AllPeers and Firefox.” AllPeers is a popular Firefox add-on that allows users to browse the shared files of their friends and family in the same way that they would browse normal web pages. Since its launch eight months ago, the AllPeers Firefox add-on has generated more than 350,000 unique downloads. The application leverages its own secure implementation of the popular BitTorrent protocol to transfer files between users, eliminating the need to upload files to a central server and enabling users to share files and web pages with friends and family, privately and securely. Unique “Drag-and-Share” functionality and encrypted chat have also helped propel AllPeers to widespread popularity. “AllPeers is extending Firefox in meaningful ways for our users by delivering integrated file-sharing capabilities,” said Christopher Beard, Mozilla’s VP marketing and product management. “Their release of Firefox with AllPeers demonstrates the virtuous cycle enabled by the Firefox platform: users and developers both benefit from the open architecture of our add-ons ecosystem.” The release of Firefox with AllPeers coincides with the introduction of new AllPeers features that reinforce the bundle by making it easy to share with users who don't yet have AllPeers. These new capabilities enable AllPeers users to import contacts from leading email programs and share files directly with other users by entering their email addresses. Mozilla Firefox with AllPeers is available immediately and can be downloaded at www.allpeers.com. About AllPeersAllPeers is a free, open source Firefox extension that enables private, secure file sharing with friends and family. AllPeers runs on Windows, Macintosh and Linux and is currently available in 14 languages. The company employs 15 people in the United Kingdom and Czech Republic, with financing from venture capital funds Mangrove Capital Partners and Index Ventures. AllPeers was named the best new Firefox add-on by ComputerWorld, one of the top ten extensions by Wired News and the best free file-sharing application by PCWorld. The company has been selected as a Red Herring 100 Europe Finalist. For more information about AllPeers, visit the company website at www.allpeers.com or “Peer Pressure”, the AllPeers blog, at www.allpeers.com/blog.
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