Android and piracy

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How do you manage piracy ?

I do nothing. It's a lost cause
I have developed my own protection scheme
No votes
I rely on the Google protection
My return is based on advertising
Total votes : 16


Postby rogerdodger » Wed Jul 21, 2010 12:02 am

zsakul2 wrote:Sorry it took so long to reply.. No no it stores it stores it in the apk on the users phone so when they take it off the apk already has the serial in the apk

if you can add a file into an archive, why not just delete the apk?

that probably won't work, but i'll give it a shot... lol
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Re: Android and piracy

Postby sblantipodi » Sun Jul 25, 2010 9:58 pm

Hi all,
I have no problem developing my own protection scheme, but we have no base to create it.

I would like to know who voted "I have developed my own protection scheme" on what basis it done it.
How you can create a protection scheme if market doesn't notify you (you server) about who bought your software.

On mobihand, app world ecc, when a customers bought your software you get a HTTP POST on your server containing the email and the device id of the customer who bought the software, on this basis it's really simple to create a working protection scheme.

But how can we do it if no one notice us that someone bought our software?
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Re: Android and piracy

Postby midasmax » Tue Jul 27, 2010 9:34 pm

Google just recently announced a licensing service to try to eradicate piracy for your paid apps. ... droid.html
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Re: Android and piracy

Postby sblantipodi » Tue Jul 27, 2010 10:39 pm

I noticed, now we should understand how to use and implement it...
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Re: Android and piracy

Postby neubanks89 » Fri Aug 13, 2010 7:49 pm

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Postby bnatgames » Sun Sep 29, 2013 10:36 pm

padde wrote:In general you will have to life with piracy but you could try your best to make it harder for the pirates.
I never selled an app.. so what kind of data does google provide to you from the buyers of your app?

I really would like to build some easy to use protection scheme for developers.. to make it at least a bit
harder for the pirates but i need more information about the hole purchase transaction.

Even though i have to admit that i was tempted to "steal" an app or two by myself. The reason is simple..
you need a credit card to buy apps from the market and i simply havent one.. the occasions where i wished
i have one are just to few to bring myself to change that.
So i think part of the problem are the limited options for the user to legally obtain the apps.
A second reason is that some apps doesnt have a free trial version... dont do that.. this could be the main
reason behind the piracy. Always provide some sort of trial version.. no one likes to buy a pig
in the poke.

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