Developer Calls Android App Store ‘Broken’ And ‘Designed For Piracy’

Posted on Jul 26 2012 - 7:01am by CONTRIBUTOR

Editor’s Note: Guest Author Pradeep Yadav, a technology lover, analyzer and  love reporting about different technologies.

A lengthy blog post slamming Google for setting up Android in a way that makes app piracy insanely easy that written by Scottish app developer Matt Gemmell , who said that Android’s open architecture made it easy for users to sideload pirated apps on their devices without having to even root or “jailbreak” them first, and he also mentioned “You search the internet for pirate copies of apps, then copy them onto your device, and launch them.” The system is designed for piracy from the ground up.

“People have to get paid,” he concludes. “There has to be a revenue stream. You can’t reliably have that revenue stream if the platform itself and the damaged philosophy behind it actively sabotage commerce. If you want a platform to be commercially viable for third-party software developers, you have to lock it down.”

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