uTorrent WebAPP for iPhone Search and Download torrents from your phone

November 15, 2008 iPhone

This WebAPP allows you to search for torrents from your iPhone (or any phone or browser) and push the torrent URL to your uTorrent WebGUI so the download starts when your away from home.
   
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What is this WebApp?



NEW URL! http://www.louish.com/utorrent/ or for secure: https://www.louishsecure.com/utorrent/

The iPhone has always had a major flaw: No copy & paste. This has caused problems with every day tasks such as copying torrent URL's from search engines and pasting it into your uTorrent WebGUI interface.

Visit http://www.louish.com/utorrent/ on your iPhone.
or for a secure connection:
Visit https://www.louishsecure.com/utorrent/ on your iPhone.


That is why we decided to develop a WebApp that solves this problem. You can now search for torrents, and push the url directly to your uTorrent WebGUI. To get started, you must have the WebGUI interface enabled in your uTorrent program. Your WebGUI interface must be accessable from outside your network, you will need to forward the WebGUI port in your Port Forwarding settings on your router. Visit http://www.louish.com/utorrent/ on your iPhone, and enter your uTorrent WebGUI url at the bottom. Do not include http:// and do not include /gui/. Just enter your home IP address and port.

This is NOT an iPhone only app. This will work on any cell phone web browser. This application allows you to search for torrents and send/push the torrent url to your uTorrent Web UI interface at your home or office. This is not "torrent for your phone". This simply lets you start downloading torrents remotely when you're away from home.

Once your IP and Port are saved, you can start searching for torrents. When you find the one you want, click the blue Louish Logo icon on the right. If your WebGUI interface is password protected, you will be prompted to enter your username and password after the first time you start a download.

The WebAPP also includes a link to an iPhone App Interface to review your current downloads. This link is to a seperate iPhone uTorrent interface that must be installed on your computer to work. Installing this iPhone interface app is not required to use our WebAPP, its just recommended so you can review your downloads to verify the download started correctly.

UPDATE: 2010/MAR/27 The new 2.0 version of uTorrent won't work if you have the "webui.token_path" set to true (Options / Preferences / Advanced / webui.token_path = false). The reason we can't use tokens, is because this WebAPP I made doesn't require any software to be install on your PC at home. This will just access the WebUI built into uTorrent. With the token requirement enabled, we can not access your token key without actually installing our software / interface on your computer.






 
uTorrent WebAPP for iPhone - Search and Download torrents from your phone This WebAPP allows you to search for torrents from your iPhone (or any phone or browser) and push the torrent URL to your uTorrent WebGUI so the download starts when your away from home.  

COMMENTS

24 November 2008 - 18:20:30 - yourm0m

hey man this is awesome, i am using this site on my samsung instinct and get the same freatures just no actual uTorrent app....great work thanks

24 November 2008 - 18:25:30 - Team Louish

Which "uTorrent App" are you referring to? Cause no "App" needs to be installed on the iPhone. This is completely a Web App, so it should work the exact same on both an Instinct and an iPhone. The link at the bottom of the WebApp that says "Go to iPhone uTorrent App" is just a link to YOUR.IP.ADDRESS:PORT/gui/iphone/i.html

That "iPhone" interface is just a zip file you need to extra into the webgui.zip file for your uTorrent gui. I havent tested it on any other devices, but it works in all browsers, so you shouldn't have a problem. You can see more instructions on setting up that app here: http://www.davidraso.com/utorrent-iphone/




24 November 2008 - 18:52:39 - MissandMisterKinkY

Wow, this is just brilliant, having an iPhone and using uTorrent a lot makes this a truly sweet and neat app!!

Great work! Next level torrent hunting has just started.

Ciao ;)

9 December 2008 - 21:06:47 - Dpooper

What can I say. Kick ass. Works brilliantly. Another sweet use of the iPhone. I am showing everyone. I get home and my torrents are down.

11 December 2008 - 0:27:58 - reallybigname

Oh, man. I was up and running with this in like 2 minutes. So friggin' awesome! Its literally like a koala bear shoved a rainbow up my ass!

I still wish I had cut & paste though... I want to be able to use the Google Mobile App to do a voice recognition search for my torrents, damnit!

12 December 2008 - 15:50:10 - Johnny

How do I know what my utorrent ip is?

12 January 2009 - 14:10:37 - s62926331

Awesome dude, this worked straight away with no problem whatsoever - genius! Thank you.

to johnny - i used the uTorrent port test within spped checker to find my ip and the port is whatever you set it as.

19 February 2009 - 17:16:05 - Prax

Any chance this will work with other torrent webUIs? I'd prefer to use μTorrent but I'm still on a PowerMac for a few more weeks/months/whatever it takes for Apple to release a refresh on the Mac Pros.

23 February 2009 - 20:03:04 - ben

Nice work. You could add username and pass support easily

i tried using

user:pass@host:port

which would have worked but the @ doesnt get unescaped from the cookie.. so ud have to do something..

11 March 2009 - 12:01:40 - Team Louish

Ben, thanks for the tip. I know IE doesn't support that anymore (since i use this webapp a lot in my browser), but Safari does. I added the escapes so it now allows 2 colons, and an @ symbol. So now you can use user:pass@host:port

And it worked perfectly when I tried it from the iPhone. Make sure you do some testing before leaving your house, since using this method will not give you any type of prompt for a user/pass. If you have the iphone gui installed, you can always check the status of the download with that too.

Thanks!

11 March 2009 - 12:20:39 - Team Louish

Prax - If you can figure out how to post a torrent url to your web gui, then yes, I can easily add support for it. Your torrent application would probably need some type of web gui interface so you can access it through a web browser. If you can manually add torrents through the web gui, then chances are, you can figure out how to post the url to it. For instance, for uTorrent and the webGui interface, all I am doing is providing a link to: http://your.ip.address:port/gui/?token=&action=add-url&s=http://isohunt.com/download/some-crazy-id/thefile.torrent

The only reason I haven't added support for other apps is because I dont use those apps and don't know the URL to post to. If you know what it is, I can add support for it.

29 March 2009 - 0:08:51 - CeilingKitten

is there a downloadable version of this that can be installed to an iphone or a computer, as oppose to downloading the UI every time? I tried saving the page and copying it to the device but then all the scripting breaks =\

29 March 2009 - 11:41:40 - Team Louish

CeilingKitten, Since the search script grabs live data from isohunts servers, you need to be online to get it to work. The code that comes back from isohunt needs to be parsed by a server running php. So unless you have php running on your home computer, you won't be able to download this as a program.

5 December 2009 - 8:35:27 - Cocod73

Hi, is possible use other website than isohunt for searching with your page? I'd really like to do this!!! Thnks

5 December 2009 - 8:59:14 - Cocod73

Hi,
is it possible using other website than isohunt? it would be great!
thnks
Cocod

6 January 2010 - 15:49:48 - Jason

This works gret when I'm in my house with the desktop running utorrent but when I leave my house whether im on wifi or 3g it won't connect. Am I doing something wrong?

3 February 2010 - 21:51:53 - Ginnis24

Hey this works freakin great, one question though. I use ThePirateBay to look at the top 100 categories. Is there a way to build that into your search? That will keep everyone up to date on the latest torrents instead of aimlessly searching for stuff. Either way this is great I put it on my Palm Pre and it works perfect

4 February 2010 - 11:23:14 - Team Louish

The best codec pack I found is FFDSHOW, its an all in one codec pack. Once you install it, pretty much every video file plays flawlessly with Media Player Classic.

Google "FFDSHOW codec afterdawn" (i include afterdawn in the search cause thats where I always download it from). When you install it, on the options page, make sure you check every check box so you're installing every codec. (I dont think I click the checkboxes in the last group, I just click the checkboxes when its asking which codecs I want to install).

Also, my favorite player is Media Player Classic, I know others like VLC, but I prefer MPC better. A very small exe, no install. I set it as my default player for everything. Here's a link to Media Player Classic too. http://www.louish.com/upload/files/download/mplayerc.exe

12 February 2010 - 9:31:35 - Enasharples

Seems to fail with Utorrent 2.0 working fine with 1.8.5 re-install

12 February 2010 - 9:32:29 - Enasharples

fails with utorrent 2.0
works fine with 1.8.5

2 March 2010 - 18:51:38 - bearonthejob

Would it be possible for you to open up the WebGUI URL field so we can put in the full URL to our Web UI? I currently have uTorrent setup to go through stunnel and host on a HTTPS connection (so my password isn't sent in the open). So the URL to my Web UI starts with https, not http...but the interface for your webapp doesn't allow me to change that, so I can't use it :(

Other than that though, very nice work on this.

10 March 2010 - 1:37:44 - nico

I really would love to get this working but so far no luck. I can get the basic Web UI v0.370 working fine on my iphone. I can get to louish.com and search for torrents no problem. When I click them green they do not show up in my uTorrent que. When I click "Go to iphone utorrent app" I just get a blank white page. Same problem on pc or Iphone. I have the proper port forwarded on my router. Any ideas?

10 March 2010 - 2:32:16 - nico

Update: I've been able to get the :Go to iphone uTorrent app" functioning properly. However, clicking the blue button next to torrents (which then turns green) does not start the torrent downloading in uTorrent. If I go back to the webui and click "+" I can enter the address manually and the torrent works! Clicking the blue button after the search does not work for me. I'm running uTorrent 2.0 and Web UI v0.370

10 March 2010 - 15:13:54 - nico

Ok I figured out that the louish web ui will not function with the latest version of uTorrent most likely due to the implementation of "token_auth" by uTorrent. Will there be an update for the louish web ui? There's nothing else out there that will allow searching and downloading so easily.

27 March 2010 - 12:49:12 - Team Louish

Seems like since the webui.token_auth is now required, the new version does not work. I have not yet fixed this issue, I'm looking into it. As a simple quick fix, you can disable the webui_token requirement. In utorrent (the latest version as well), go into Options / Preferences / Advanced / then scroll to the last option called webui.token_path and set it to false. If you set this to false, the Louish WebUI works again.

Again, I am looking further into how to fix this, but until then, you can use disable the requirement for the token, or you can use an older version.



5 May 2010 - 14:55:40 - supersigi

hi!
i get only a white screen , dont work. running 0.361 ...
any idea?

18 May 2010 - 9:12:55 - Ameic

Great app.. one question, I was looking for Malice in Wonderland torrent but the search seems to come up blank, when i search in ISOHunt it has many hits, if it uses ISO Hunts search then why no hits?

18 May 2010 - 9:17:20 - Ameic

I should also mention that other searches such as "xfiles" works fine..

29 June 2010 - 10:13:11 - MMUSSHHU

Ey
Im having a bit of a problem. Everything works on my iPhone if I use my network (wifi) but if I try useing my friends wifi or even my 3G it doesn't work. Can u plz help me?

15 August 2010 - 7:02:05 - apo

It's really good iPhone app, but can you make the same for the iPad??? I have find another utorrent iPad web UI the url is the same as the iphone one changing iphone with ipad.

I'm iPhone iPad developer, if you need help just contact.

9 January 2011 - 20:13:12 - U-Kid

hey.. i switched webui.token_auth to false, and now no results come up when i search! Am I doing something wrong? (sorry I'm a noob)

9 March 2011 - 15:25:33 - sirap

Very nice webapp, but the search results don't match the results of identical searches on isohunt.com; the relevance of the result is pretty poor. If you can fix it it would be much appreciated!

9 March 2011 - 15:28:17 - Team Louish

The results are provided directly to us by isohunt. I don't have any control over how the results come in.

27 May 2011 - 0:00:17 - Coercion

I have utorrent web ui v.0381, utorrent v2.2.1 and your app, result is its working ,i can make it search and start downloading but the problem is i cannot read isohunt comments, the comment page gives a 404 error, it's because of me or you? thanks

7 June 2011 - 13:32:59 - Team Louish

@Coercion - Thanks for letting me know, I fixed the problem. isohunt changed the name of their link field.

17 June 2011 - 2:49:32 - Inkatechnology

nice... would it be possible to use another torrent tracker/search engine?? i would love to use btjunkie!!

11 October 2011 - 18:58:40 - Kevo

Just wanted to let you know I still love this. I'd given it up for a while because it had stopped working, but just happened upon the webui token fix. Glad to have it back. Keep up the good work.

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