Why is the iOS app not open source?

I’m willing to buy the app even after the price hike, but why is it not open source? That’s the only thing that’s restraining me from doing so.

An example of a paid app being source: AdGuard Pro.


It’s a good question. I’ve paid for this app but find it virtually useless because it doesn’t integrate with the iOS file browser functionality. This issue has been outstanding for over a year now.

If it was open source I’d be happy to see if I could contribute to rectifying the problem but it’s not as you pointed out.

I’m surprised you mention there has been a price hike when it still doesn’t have this functionality. I’m all for supporting open source and software entrepreneurship but it has to work.


Bumping this thread because as far as I can see it hasn’t been answered by the developers. See also this thread re: the Android app.

I really enjoy the app, but it advertises itself as “open source” while the mobile clients apparently are not. PrivacyTools.io also notes this.

Really this just needs some commentary from the developers. It’s not necessarily bad but it does deserve explanation.