Torrent News: WebTorrent Reached A Million Hits, Patreon Crowdfunding To Aid Site’s Development
WebTorrent Desktop developer, Feross Aboukhadijeh is now rejoicing as his application hits a million downloads. Moreover, the app’s development is anticipated to boost due to Patreon crowdfunding campaign.
WebTorrent Desktop Patreon Crowdfunding Campaign
According to TorrentFreak, it was last month when Feross released a Patreon campaign to crowdfund future improvement of WebTorrent including its desktop version. This movement was released due to dozens of open issues and a lot of plans that need proper funding.
Luckily, as of this moment, the fundraising campaign is going well. As a matter of fact, WebTorrent’s developer has obtained support from dozens of people. He’s receiving a total of $1,730 a month through Patreon alone but he also signed up for Brave and video site PopChest as Platinum backers.
Feross believes that the community-driven finance is a great tactic to support Open Source projects. In fact, he is urging others to try it out as well. “I’ve been promoting Patreon heavily within my community as a way for open source software developers to get paid for their work,” Feross stated.
How To Stream And Watch Movies On WebTorrent Desktop?
Just in case you aren’t knowledgeable yet on how to use the WebTorrent Desktop here are the steps:
Step 1: Grab the WebTorrent Desktop streaming client. This application is available for Mac, Windows, and Linux. Also, there is more information on the core WebTorrent technology and its operations are accessible there was well.
Step 2: Users will now have to install the application on their computer.
Step 3: Once installed, open it and drop whichever torrent link they like to stream or paste a magnet link. Afterwards, the content will start streaming contingent upon their internet speed.
Reminder: The WebTorrent Desktop links to both BitTorrent and WebTorrent peers. This lets more rapid streaming and fetching the files from the user’s network.
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