Get Free Alerts From Squawkr When A Pirated Movie Leaks Online
Do you like catching up latest blockbuster movies online in the comfort of your home instead of visiting a theatre? Do you wish if you could be notified when a movie leaks online? If your answer is yes, then Squawkr is there to help you.
Squawkr, is a new service, which alerts people when a high-quality pirated film appears online and allows them to maintain a watchlist of films.
All the user needs to do is sign up and inform the service of the upcoming films they wish to see. Once a title on the list becomes available Squawkr will send out notifications via email. Squawkr regularly polls the PreDB database of scene releases. After logging in, the users can start adding movie titles, which is pretty much all there is to it.
“Movie fans now have the option to outsource this manual search labor. Instead, they just make a list of their most anticipated titles. Squawkr will then send an alert once a scene release becomes available,” reported TorrentFreak.
Squawkr developer Jakob said the service was created to assist pirates search for quality content. He says that the simplicity of the platform is one of its main selling points, he told TorrentFreak.
“I wanted to make Squawkr simple and easy to use, while being a powerful tool. It’s very intuitive. Just log in, start adding movies and get notified. That’s it,” Jakob says.
The idea for Squawkr started about a year ago, when Jakob used to spend many hours searching for high-quality leaks, often without luck.
“Torrent sites are flooded with Cam rips and WEB-DLs, which is fine for people who like to watch those. But for someone who enjoys true HD movies, it can be a bit of a pain to go through all the crap, just to find the needle in the haystack.”
With Squawkr, however, movie fans now have the option to outsource this manual search labor. Instead, they just make a list of their most anticipated titles. Squawkr will then send an alert once a scene release becomes available.
The first six months were put into mastering the basic coding skills, as Jakob couldn’t develop in PHP, Ajax and jQuery. He then spent another half year enhancing the functionality and design.
Currently, the site is focused on high-quality releases, mostly BluRay and DVD rips. It also allows users to choose between 720p and 1080p quality. If there is a high demand for other formats such as WEB-DLs in the future, they may be added. However, these will always be separate from the basic experience.
The site is free to use and is not going to change anytime soon. However, as for the legal side, Jakob is aware of the risks. He admits to consulting a lawyer before launching the website, who advised him to be careful as he was treading in a legal grey area.
Although it may sound highly illegal, the website doesn’t actually infringe any copyright laws as the service contains no links to any pirated content; hence, no real problems are expected in his home country of Denmark.