Mike Szczys · May 22, 2013 at 08:00 am

Preventing App Piracy: Join the Discussion

The topic of piracy is always a touchy subject, but I feel that the grass roots style of Android development has created an environment that should be free of piracy. Almost every task one might perform with an Android device can be completed with a free app. And the apps for sale usually are very affordable. My favorite are the apps that offer 99% of the features in the free version, where buying it later is a really great way to thank the developer.

This being said, the reality is that if you plan to sell your app you need to make some effort to make it difficult to crack. Get some pointers on the topic by reading the guide posted by XDA Recognized Contributor Quinny899. His first bit of advice is to design your app to detect and combat programs designed to automatically crack apps. This includes code examples which disable or force uninstall Lucky Patcher and Freedom. Of course he also recommends using code obfuscation.

Good info doesn’t end with the first post in the thread. There is already a bountiful conversation going, and I hope you’ll join in to share your own ideas.

[Image Credit]


_________
Want something on the XDA Portal? Send us a tip!

Mike Szczys

szczys is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. Mike Szczys is a professional musician but spends all his free time working with hobby electronics. As Contributing Editor for Hackaday.com he became interested in Android as some of the early hardware hacks started popping up on the Internet. What followed was a gradually rising addiction to all things Android. View szczys's posts and articles here.
Jack Jennings · Jul 1, 2015 at 07:15 am · 4 comments

How to Listen to Beats 1 on Android Right Now

If you felt a bit left out by Apple launching their own online radio station Beats 1 yesterday, Twitter user Benji R has an answer for you, at least temporarily. Beats 1 is Apple's proprietary competitor to established online radio stations like BBC Radio 1, featuring a number of popular DJs curating their favorite tracks, led by Zane Lowe. Bucking their usual trend, Apple have actually planned for the Apple Music app - mandatory for listening to Beats 1 - to come to Android, but it...

XDA NEWS
Jimmy McGee · Jul 1, 2015 at 06:30 am · 4 comments

NVidia SHIELD TV – XDA TV Device Review

The SHIELD TV is a not an Android smartphone device. However, that doesn't mean it is not an awesome device in its own right. Bringing the Power of the Tegra X1 processor to Android TV, the SHIELD TV is an Android based console with unlimited capabilities. Is the SHIELD TV powerful and feature packed enough to be worth considering? That is only one of the questions XDA TV Producer Jordan answers when he takes the opportunity to review the device. Check...

XDA NEWS
Mike McCrary · Jul 1, 2015 at 04:25 am · 3 comments

PSA: Having cellular connectivity or texting issues tonight?

You're not alone... Tonight, many users are experiencing a myriad of problems related to their wireless carrier, be it with LTE connectivity, text messages not being received, delivered, or coming in late, or times of cellular outage. A look at downdetector.com shows spikes of reported problems at every major US carrier, all starting around the same time this evening and persisting into the early morning hours. A potential cause for this communications disturbance could be the "leap second" that was added to...

XDA NEWS
Share This