Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 23rd Jul 2012 12:57 UTC
Google Without giving any detailed information, Madfinger Games announced that because the piracy rates of their game Dead Trigger were so high on Android, they made the game available for free. This sucks balls. I'm interested in more detailed statistics, especially where, exactly, the piracy rate is highest, considering you can only get paid Google Play applications in 31 countries, and then, often only with a credit card (which many people outside of the US don't have and/or use). It wouldn't surprise me in the slightest if those piracy rates mostly come from places without paid applications support and/or with lousy payment options. In any case, Google needs to get its act together with the Play Store.
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RE[3]: What about kids?
by Thom_Holwerda on Mon 23rd Jul 2012 14:10 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: What about kids?"
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We use debit cards for everything. Credit cards are a rarity, and almost exclusively used for travel. Our entire payment system is built around debit cards - both in real stores and online.

My Google Play/App Store/WP Marketplace accounts use my parents' credit card. They have one for travel. It's my only option. For many of my friends who don't have credit cards or parents with a card, they're out of luck.

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