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As many of you followers know, I provide dozens of tutorials where I instruct users to install an app by using a shortcode that I have set up on my server.
Lately, some Internet trolls have accused me of re-authoring the apps that my shortcuts point to.
First of all, I am not a developer and wouldn’t have the first clue of how to manipulate an APK file. This is a long-time hobby of mine where I like to share what I have learned with others, which will ultimately save them money like it has for me.
How do these shortcodes work that I set up on my server?
Example: In my popular Kodi on Firestick/Fire TV tutorial, I instruct cord-cutters to insert any of the following shortcodes to install the application through the Downloader app.
Stable Kodi Release – https://troypoint.com/kodistable
Kodi 17.6 – https://troypoint.com/k17
Kodi 18 Recent Release – https://troypoint.com/k18
These shortcuts are “redirects” that I have configured on my server which point to the official app in question.
These are similar to other tutorials that you see where tutorial developers instruct people to insert a bit.ly link. An example of a bit.ly shortcode is a common one for Kodi 17.6 which is bit.ly/kodi176
Why do I do this?
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2 Reasons Why I Use Shortcodes
1 – It is easier for people to type the shortcode troypoint.com/k18 rather than http://mirrors.kodi.tv/releases/android/arm/kodi-18.0-Leia_beta1-armeabi-v7a.apk
2 – If a download link is ever changed, rather than re-creating the video or screnshot guide, I can easily update the redirect that I have set up on my server. These URLs change frequently which would render my tutorials useless in a matter of weeks if not days.
I Have Never Created A Streaming Application/Addon & Haven’t Taken Credit For Such
Some of these Internet trolls are accusing me of taking credit for someone else’s application or addon. Within my tutorials, I always state, “I have created a shortcut on my server which points to the installation file for this applications/addon”.
I challenge the trolls to find a tutorial or guide that I have developed where I say, “This is my application/addon”.
I am in this for the long-haul and appreciate all of my TROYPOINT Subscribers and visitors.
I would never jeopardize the large following that I have established by doing something so stupid that these trolls are accusing me of.
Thank you for supporting TROYPOINT! I truly value each and every one of you! More tutorials and shortcodes on the way.
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