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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by kurkosdr on Mon 23rd Jul 2012 22:05 UTC
kurkosdr
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I HATE having to use a credit card to buy from Market/Play Store. Of course, I use a prepaid card, but the problem is that I have to load a minimum of 30Euros in the card. So if I want to by a 3Euro game and my prepaid card is low, I will actually have to give 30Euros. Sure, 27 Euros will remain in the card, but I would prefer to have them in coins and banknotes.

Google should implement some kind of a gift card.

And yes, I have never, ever pirated an Android app (despite having never having bought a music CD or a movie DVD or PC software). For some reason, when stuff is offered at reasonable prices and when you witness the closed-ness of the iPhone, you don't have the urge to exploit the openess of your device to pirate.

Edited 2012-07-23 22:10 UTC

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