The team behind the development and re-introduction of the Installer app for jailbroken devices has taken an unexpected and unusual step to completely transform itself before it launches. From here, the team comes in with the name "AppTapp."
It seems that the entire rebrand and name change has been done in the shadows to some extent and then announced via Twitter. The original @Installer_team Twitter account is still active but only has one tweet, which announces the rebrand and follower points to the new @AppTappTeam Twitter account. Presumably, the account is where all announcements about Installer 5 will be made, as well as announcements surrounding new apps, products and services that will be pushed out of the AppTapp brand.
According to information in the public domain, displayed on Twitter accounts and through uploaded videos (embedded below) to YouTube that takes users through the process of creating the AppTapp Installer repository, the Installer 5 project is still running as planned. and will be released to the jailbreak community once it's ready. A more skeptical individual can be forgiven for thinking that the Installer 5 marketing, and the attention and follow it brings, could be a clever way to earn reputations before finally changing the rebranding to companies looking for additional work or promoting a more "mainstream."
However, based on what we can see, this looks like a simple rebrand, potentially with the idea of building additional apps after Installer 5 is published.
As far as Installer 5 goes, the team says that everything is still appropriate and users will be invited to the beta in "rounds." We recently notified you that the Installer team has opened the beta process just to test Installer 5. The process still continues with the team, with a new AppTapp Twitter account confirming that the first wave of testers should be informed on Sunday, January 28th. As always, when and now it's growing, we'll make sure to digest all the information and let you know when there's any progress made with Installer 5.