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 dragos.pop on Tue 24th Jul 2012 09:37 UTC
dragos.pop
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Technically speaking, in Romania we don't really have credit cards. But we have debit cards - same thing, but without a credit limit, or with overdraft - that is if your salary is payed in the associated account.

But almost everybody I know has a bank card, most of them Visa Electron or Maestro, but I did use them to buy from android market (err... Play).

It is true that most Romanians are afraid to use it of online payment, some even prefer to get the mony out from a cash machine and pay cash at supermarket... but any way, a lot of people pay online also.

About piracy... in Romania it is a normal thing for normal people, and even very small companies.

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