[SOLVED] Restriced App Download

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[SOLVED] Restriced App Download

Postby Raskolnikov » Sun May 23, 2010 7:43 pm

Is it possible to preven just anyone from downloading and installing your app?

I am curious as I have a private club that would like an app, but dont want anyone other than their members to be able to install it.

If this is possible, how do you do it? I would assume you can't put it up on the Market, but in the same respect, i am not sure how i would distribut it without the market.

Thanks
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Re: Restriced App Download

Postby padde » Sun May 23, 2010 8:10 pm

Well you will have to put some effort into it. Let the user of the app register to check
if he/she is a member. If you have some sort of club homepage with a members area
you could use that account in your app.
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Re: Restriced App Download

Postby Raskolnikov » Mon May 24, 2010 2:23 am

So basically, If i here you correctly here. There isnt anyway I can prevent anyone from downloading and installing the app.

However, I can restrict it so that you have to login to get any of the information. Kind of like some of the bank apps i have tried out.

it that what you mean?

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Re: Restriced App Download

Postby padde » Mon May 24, 2010 6:38 am

No i guess you didnt understand what i meant. I will try to explain it a bit different.
If you put an app to the android market.. everyone can see it and download it. There
is no way as far as i know to show an app just to a specific user group.
But if you create some kind of onetime login in you app thats asks for an account or a password
the first time the app starts on a device.. you can define the group of people that
can use the app.

So to recapitulate.. you cant define the user group that GETS the application (if you want to use the market)
but you can define the group of users that can USE your application.

I hope this is better understandable.. if not i hope a native speaker could help out here.
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