Introducing BitTorrent Torque

Over a decade ago we introduced BitTorrent technology and BitTorrent clients, and the Internet was profoundly changed.  This week we are aiming to revolutionize the web once again by integrating the power of BitTorrent with the most familiar experience on a computer: the browser. Today, we are proud to announce the alpha release of BitTorrent Torque.

BitTorrent Torque is a JavaScript interface to a custom torrent client that exposes all the power of BitTorrent to web developers.  Simply put, it allows anyone to utilize our powerful technology to create completely fresh and new experiences for users with just a couple lines of code.

This alpha allows BitTorrent to move beyond desktop clients.  We believe web developers are pioneers when it comes to creating beautiful, intuitive user experiences.  Torque will empower them to create powerful applications that will appeal to broad audiences.  To demonstrate this, today we are also launching Torque Labs.  Torque Labs showcases various web apps that demonstrate just a fraction of what can be achieved using Torque. These demos include:

Paddle Over:  Drag and drop file transfers between computers, social sharing tools, social network integration and more.

OneClick: Turn your torrent downloads into normal in-browser downloads.

Torque is another step towards our commitment to empowering both developers and users.  We strongly believe in this technology and the impact it can have.  Torque Labs is part of our ongoing commitment to maintain an open conversation between our developers and our developer community.  We are confident that together we can create some really kick-ass applications.

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Written by: patrick

I remember the day I beat my dad at basketball. I'm looking forward to the day that I engineer something my mom can use.

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6 Responses to “Introducing BitTorrent Torque”

  1. Akshay Kakade

    OneClick: Turn your torrent downloads into normal in-browser downloads — this only works for the given torrent link on this page – .i tried to download 2-3 torrents from other torrent distributing sites via this method after installing the plugin but it didn’t work for there any method to download or for it to it still under testing or is it just available for a few torrents ??
    Peace \/ !!

    • patrick

      All these demos are very Alpha, and are intended more to show off the capabilities of the api rather than be compelling end user products. That being said, I’d love to fix the bug 🙂 The extension doesn’t handle magnet links, so its important to make sure that what you’re downloading is an actual .torrent file. Is that the case?

      Thanks for your interest!

      • Akshay Kakade

        Ya i did download the file which had .torrent extension..but i will try after sometime again and i would also like to tell u that this thing u have developed “OneClick” is just simply amazing i downloaded that torrent file from the extension page and it was just like in 5 min it was done downloading all the files !!
        Really looking forward to this extension !!
        Will recommend to all my friends !!
        \/ !

        • Akshay Kakade

          And i also noticed that when the process torque.exe is running it eats up all my speed i cannot load anything else so i have to go to process in task manager and kill it.
          After that everything becomes fast and normal gain !

        • patrick

          Thanks for your support. This is very much an alpha product build on top of an alpha api, so there are certainly things to be improved. I’d love to work with you specifically to fix the bugs that you’re seeing.

          • Akshay Kakade

            Thnx For that so much..I would like too support you as much as i can..You can mail me..!!
            Visit to contact me…!!
            Ready to help on this amazing project anytime !!

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