"This alpha allows BitTorrent to move beyond desktop clients," BitTorrent said in a blog post. "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."
BitTorrent also launches Torque Labs, a web site that showcases various web apps and demos related to Torque. These demos include 'Paddle Over', which allows users to transfer files between computers by simple drag and drop and offers social sharing tools. Another demo called 'OneClick' turns your torrent downloads into normal in-browser downloads.