Has anyone turned off copy protection on their app recently? We're finding that Motorola Backflip users can't see our paid apps, so we'd like to turn off copy protection as it doesn't seem to prevent pirating. But, we're worried that existing users will lose their saved preferences. According to bug 2047, the issue was fixed in November 2009, but according to some discussions, it actually still exists. It'd be great to hear positive or negative examples from anyone who's tried this recently. We're also thinking of putting out a dummy app to test things out and will report back if we do.
I'm having a lot of issues where people can't even find my app in the Android Market. It appears that it's all because of copy protection, which I WISH I had never even seen, much less activated in my app. So, can Google PLEASE, response and let me know what will happen if I disable it now? What will happen to my existing customers? I've not seen a single definitive answer on this topic.
I have an app with Copy Protection on. Since a number of users have reported being unable to find the app on Market since upgrading to 2.1, I have researched the issue and copy protection seems to be the culprit. Turning off copy protection is the answer, but it seems that it leads to file access problems and can require a reinstall, which is not a very good user experience.
However, this ought to have been fixed in 1.6 which means I should be able to turn off copy protection and everything is ok. But some people have still encountered this issue and their users had to reinstall. So, my question is this, if I turn off copy protection, will all users have to reinstall the app? Will only 1.5 users have to reinstall (30%)?
1. When the "copy protection" checkbox was first introduced on Android Market, I heard about a lot of issues with people not being able to download etc. Have those issues been resolved now? If I turn on copy- protection on an app with over 10K active users, do I risk a major rebellion?
2. I'd like to sell my app on other stores like slideme, andappstore and handango. Since some of these just redirect the user to your own site to download the app, there needs to be a license key that authenticates the user and unlocks his app. I saw that andappstore has a framework for that (not sure if that will only work with them or is a generic solution). I'm looking for a free, generic licensing solution. Is there one that you know of or use? My concern is to not throw in a wrench in the process of user download and use of the app, where I start getting a ton of emails from people whose keys arent working or asking for new keys etc, where license support turns into a full-time activity.
Off (Application can be copied from the device) On (Helps prevent copying of this application from the device. Increases the amount of memory required by users to install the application) AFAIK apps are *always* installed in device's internal memory. Right? Hence, apps can't be copied (with stock G1 w/o any mods).
If I publish a new version of my application and remove copy protection will any of my users be impacted? For example if users using 1.6 and greater will not be impacted but users still running 1.5 would have to reinstall and resetup the application I could live with that.
I have an paid app currently selling in the market with its copy protection turned on. I'm thinking about turning this off in order to reduce the size of my app and allow the "move to sd card" function to work. I've read that, in the past, people were having issues when the dev switched the copy protection setting from off to on. Is this still an issue? If users are still having problems then I'll leave things as they are. I understand that copy protection isn't really helping and I should just leave it off, but since I've had it on through several updates now, I'd hate to cause my users grief by changing now.
i am providing copy protection for Android paid applications by using Android Market Licensing mechanism. But it supports only for the paid applications. How can i provide copy-protection to Free application. Is there any alternatives?
I have uploaded an update for my app on Android Market. And at the same time I have enabled the copy protection of the app. When I downloaded my the update, there was an exception and the app crashed. I had to reinstall it. After reinstall it worked fine...
Exception was: W/zipro ( 1103): Unable to open zip '/data/app-private/...': Permission denied D/asset ( 1103): failed to open Zip archive '/data/app-private/...' W/ResourceType( 1103): No package identifier when getting value for resource number 0x7f090000
Is this a know bug when switching to copy protection? Or is there another reason this error occured?
For example, firstly download the app "ABC", "Open" button and "Uninstall" button will be displayed at the bottom of the screen when the installing is completed. Secondly, activate "ABC" by tapping this "Open", and tap HOME key when the app is running. After that, restart the same app from the Launcher on the Home screen, and finish the restarted one from BACK key. Then, despite having closed the restarted one, the same app is displayed. (I forecast the cause, it is maybe the multiple activation of the app.)
Q1. Is it the problem as the specific of Android Market that multiple activation occurs when the app is activated with above process? If it's no problem, is the cause the app "ABC" which I downloaded? Q2. Is there any way to avoid the multiple activation in designing of apps?
About the copy protection of Android Market.............
I am trying to create a folder and several subdirectory within it on the SD Card... I then want to transfer files that I have stored in /res/raw to that folder... I addition, I want this to only happen once, the first time the program is ever run. I realize that this is ridiculously open-ended, and that I am asking a lot...
I am trying to overlay route data in KML files on a MapView.
The following code works great:
The only problem I have with this is that I don't need to re download these KML files every time. I have about 10-15 KML files that will rarely change. Also since it has to connect, download, and parse these each time there is a delay in opening the maps.
It would make a lot more since for me to save these as a local resource and have the URI reference it there. Is there a way to construct a URI using the geo: scheme and have it point towards a local resource?
It looks like file:///sdcard support was included in 2.1. The only reference I could find to it was at the end of this bug report thread. I am currently at work and don't have time to play with this yet but I would like to figure it out later. I feel like there are a lot of people on stackoverflow and elsewhere who would really appreciate a reasonable way to do this.
When my HTC Eris is connected to the computer i cant transfer any files at all, i think this may be due to the fact that i dont have htc sync but it should treat the memory card as a flash drive, shouldnt it?
i'm planning to upgrade my sd card from 16-32gb, i'm using a link2sd with 1gb partition. i wan't to copy all my files from 16gb but i can't access the partition files of sd card, how to access that file and how to move it to a new sd card with a partition also..