Google, you are not doing it right.

Today, I woke up with a quite sad and disgusting new. Google doesn’t let ADPs (Android Developer Phones) see and download neither copy-protected nor paid apps. Why? Because Google protects the apps using a simple method: “Let’s put the apps in a folder the user cannot see”. But there is the problem, ADP’s users can see every folder, and can copy from and to them. I don’t know who the security guys are but avoiding developers to use that kind of apps is not the solution. If hiding the folder is the new super-safe state-of-the-art piracy-avoiding technique let me say that it sucks. This kind of decisions makes me wonder what’s the actual reason the apps cannot be installed in the sd card. Maybe because it is harder to hide a folder there?

Author: Serabe

Mathematician, and Ruby and JavaScript programmer. Sometimes I speak at conferences and local meetups.

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