Hide My Ass is one of the world’s largest and most popular VPN providers, with a staggering 460+ servers in over 60 countries. Although we are a somewhat unenthusiastic about the fact that HMA keeps logs (and has history of cooperating with the authorities), it is otherwise a fine service with an excellent VPN client.
Today HMA announced that this client has been joined brand new app for iOS devices (5.0+),
“We’re very excited to announce the launch of the new Hide My Ass! Pro VPN iOS App.
All our HMA iOS users now have an easier way to access HMA! Pro VPN on their iPhone and iPads. The HMA! Pro VPN iOS app streamlines VPN configuration and our easy to use interface provides the best experience for an iPhone or iPad.
The app has been developed as the result of high demand from our iOS users; a user segment that has continuously grown every month and shows no signs of slowing down. This is a perfect opportunity to advertise HMA! to new customers from the mobile sector and gain more long term customers.”
The app allows you to securely connect your iOS device to public WiFi hotspots, unblock geo-restricted websites, and for day to day use provides a fairly high degree of anonymity. In a market space where fully fledged iOS apps are few and far between, this will be a welcome addition for mobile Apple fans. At present it only supports the PPTP and L2TP protocols (as does every other custom iOS VPN app we are aware of), although when we asked HMA about OpenVPN we were told ‘we are working on it’.
Customers with existing HMA accounts Pro can download and use the app for free, while new customers can buy subscriptions (starting at $6.55 per month) within the (free to download) app itself.